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  • I've found (with Walt Mankowski's help[*]) the probable explanation for why some modules -- most notably HTML::Parser -- break when Perl is upgraded from 5.8.0 to 5.8.1. The hash seeding ...
    Chip SalzenbergChip Salzenberg
    Oct 10, 2003 at 2:42 am
    Oct 30, 2003 at 8:55 am
  • # New Ticket Created by martin@suttles.sca.sfbay.sun.com # Please include the string: [perl #24250] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    martin@suttles.sca.sfbay.sun.com (via RT)martin@suttles.sca.sfbay.sun.com (via RT)
    Oct 20, 2003 at 5:26 am
    May 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm
  • Hello. As you may be aware, the current version of if.pm on CPAN is 0.01000001, which breaks this test case: use if 1, open = ':utf8'; # Not enough arguments for open at test.pl line 1, at EOF the ...
    Autrijus TangAutrijus Tang
    Oct 21, 2003 at 7:22 am
    Oct 31, 2003 at 12:33 am
  • I forgot to fill in the perldelta prior to the release candidate. Oops. I don't think it's worth issuing RC2 for this :-) Have I missed anything out? Other suggestions? Should www.perl.com become ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Oct 28, 2003 at 10:40 pm
    Nov 2, 2003 at 5:54 am
  • They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter's morn, on a stormy day, In a Sieve they went to sea! And when the Sieve ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Oct 27, 2003 at 11:49 pm
    Nov 1, 2003 at 11:51 am
  • # New Ticket Created by perl-5.8.0@ton.iguana.be # Please include the string: [perl #24346] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    perl-5.8.0@ton.iguana.be (via RT)perl-5.8.0@ton.iguana.be (via RT)
    Oct 29, 2003 at 4:50 am
    Dec 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm
  • i have written a new module that does atomic file i/o - it reads in and writes out whole files. it uses the same api as the File::Slurp module on cpan. the author of that module has granted the ...
    Uri GuttmanUri Guttman
    Oct 23, 2003 at 2:47 am
    Oct 27, 2003 at 1:48 pm
  • OK, now I'm more or less satisfied with the state of CPAN.pm on my system. Finally, it allows a convenient operation for testing a new Perl build. Attached is the patch. Description: a) index_expire ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Oct 12, 2003 at 10:23 pm
    Oct 21, 2003 at 6:09 pm
  • I know that the perlrun manpage says, that PERL5LIB env var (and a few others) are ignored when -t is in effect (and a few other cases). But I can't find any explanation to why this needs to be done. ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Oct 17, 2003 at 12:02 am
    Nov 28, 2003 at 10:59 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by jpl@research.att.com # Please include the string: [perl #24091] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    jpl@research.att.com (via RT)jpl@research.att.com (via RT)
    Oct 4, 2003 at 6:08 pm
    Oct 9, 2003 at 2:20 am
  • The first sentence of 'perldoc -f ref' is wrong: Returns a true value if EXPR is a reference, false otherwise. To wit: $ perl -wle 'print ref bless [] = 0' Patch follows. Abigail --- ...
    AbigailAbigail
    Oct 6, 2003 at 12:55 pm
    Oct 7, 2003 at 8:27 pm
  • Hi, all! Not for 5.8.2, but as soon as possible. I think ExtUtils::PkgConfig should be included or some of the functionality ported to ExtUtils::MakeMaker (but if we really go in the direction of ...
    Alberto Manuel Brandão SimõesAlberto Manuel Brandão Simões
    Oct 30, 2003 at 9:46 am
    Nov 2, 2003 at 4:56 am
  • There is something that I don't understand. I thought you reverted the PERL_HASH behavior to how it was in 5.8.0. This is not the case. If I remove the workaround we had for 5.8.1, 5.8.2 breaks mp2. ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Oct 28, 2003 at 11:45 pm
    Nov 3, 2003 at 4:34 pm
  • Is there any way for a Perl module to tell that it is being run by a Perl that was built with -DDEBUGGING enabled? I can put a "#ifdef DEBUGGING ... #endif" block in the module's XS to tell if the ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Oct 24, 2003 at 3:24 pm
    Oct 26, 2003 at 8:29 pm
  • I've moved my maint perl tree to 5.8.2: rsync -acvz --delete --force rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-5.8.x ./perl-5.8.2 gives me patch level 21395 but when I build it it reports 5.8.1, is that ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Oct 16, 2003 at 12:56 am
    Nov 7, 2003 at 9:19 am
  • According to my mail headers: X-Xs4ALL-DNSBL-Warning: Sending machine is listed in bl.spamcop.net X-Xs4ALL-DNSBL-Checked: mxzilla1.xs4all.nl checked 63.251.223.166 against DNS blacklists ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Oct 16, 2003 at 8:37 am
    Oct 18, 2003 at 3:50 pm
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    0e0?

    From blead's perlsyn: Note that while 0, 0.0 and C<'0' are false, C<'0.0' and C<'0e0' are true, but evaluate to 0 in a numeric context. What's 0e0 all about? Is that the fabled "zero but true"? If ...
    SchwernSchwern
    Oct 10, 2003 at 6:27 pm
    Oct 13, 2003 at 5:10 am
  • It looks like 5.8.1 started to cache ppids in PL_ppid, which wasn't the case in 5.8.0. When ithreads are enabled the new logic updates PL_ppid in pp_fork, which now does: PP(pp_fork) { ... #ifdef ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Oct 16, 2003 at 6:02 pm
    Oct 18, 2003 at 9:04 pm
  • performance is important but i'm running on some pretty big boxes. i'm about to launch a very large threaded application in a week and half or so, and am hesitant to make a change that large no ...
    Jack SteadmanJack Steadman
    Oct 22, 2003 at 7:33 pm
    Oct 28, 2003 at 7:55 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by camel@abigail.nl # Please include the string: [perl #24204] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    camel@abigail.nl (via RT)camel@abigail.nl (via RT)
    Oct 15, 2003 at 12:04 am
    Oct 24, 2003 at 9:42 am
  • Running the following script in the root of Perl distribution will fix most of the tests in ./t to be relocatable. All it does is replace @INC = '../lib'; # and some clones thereof by @INC = '../lib' ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Oct 31, 2003 at 9:49 am
    Nov 14, 2003 at 5:56 am
  • # New Ticket Created by perl-5.8.0@ton.iguana.be # Please include the string: [perl #24291] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    perl-5.8.0@ton.iguana.be (via RT)perl-5.8.0@ton.iguana.be (via RT)
    Oct 25, 2003 at 7:12 pm
    Oct 27, 2003 at 9:10 pm
  • Assume I want to maintain a private Perl library in ~/lib/perl, what specific flags do I have to specify? Some docs (e.g., CPANPLUS) say that I need to pass "LIB=~/lib/perl/lib ...
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Oct 13, 2003 at 1:13 pm
    Oct 17, 2003 at 2:07 am
  • The following invariant should always hold if SvPOK(sv): - SvCUR(sv) < SvLEN(sv) - *SvEND(sv) == '\0' The perl core ensures that and so should extensions. The perlguts manpage says: All SVs that ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    Oct 7, 2003 at 2:38 pm
    Oct 8, 2003 at 4:19 pm
  • Hi, I just noticed that bleadperl has a META.yml file, and that a couple of its items are non-standard according to http://module-build.sourceforge.net/META-spec.html : * The 'distribution_type' has ...
    Ken WilliamsKen Williams
    Oct 4, 2003 at 4:56 pm
    Oct 6, 2003 at 1:19 pm
  • This patch implements stacked filetest operators. With it, the combined expression C<-f -w -x $file is equivalent to C<-x $file && -w && -f . It does so by adding a new private flag to filetest ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Oct 10, 2003 at 8:21 pm
    Feb 9, 2004 at 10:09 pm
  • My 5.8.0 Perl wants to upgrade to 5.8.1 just to update Autoloader from 5.59 to 5.60. Can't do that. The new Autoloader needs to be uploaded separately to the CPAN. -- Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge ...
    Randal L. SchwartzRandal L. Schwartz
    Oct 13, 2003 at 9:58 pm
    Oct 16, 2003 at 10:10 am
  • ignoring One extra thought to add to this: my $obj=[{foo= {bar= 1}}]; $obj- {foo}=10; print 0+@$obj Can cause $obj to grow unreasonably large, I dont know if large enough to trigger the buffer ...
    Orton, YvesOrton, Yves
    Oct 14, 2003 at 7:40 am
    Oct 14, 2003 at 5:46 pm
  • The following simple program core dumps with perl-5.8.1: ---------------------------------------------------- %----------- #!perl BEGIN { unshift @INC, sub { my $content = qq("abc";\n); return (sub { ...
    Gisle AasGisle Aas
    Oct 7, 2003 at 7:23 pm
    Oct 9, 2003 at 2:42 am
  • Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Oct 4, 2003 at 4:56 pm
    Oct 8, 2003 at 6:05 am
  • Hello. I've been monitoring this thread and I thought all this stuff about rehashing was only for the 5.8.x series and only to preserve binary compatibility. Thus, you'd revert back to 5.8.1 style ...
    Scott A CrosbyScott A Crosby
    Oct 30, 2003 at 2:29 pm
    Nov 2, 2003 at 12:21 am
  • ok, I've been running into a problem on win32 systems, which - at first glance - looks like it requires a mod to the way that perl handles its file name arguments. If I make a script in cygwin's ...
    Edward PeschkoEdward Peschko
    Oct 21, 2003 at 10:20 pm
    Oct 29, 2003 at 5:05 pm
  • Yesterday I tried a static build on OS/2, and things turned out to be broken in many different ways [for all of which I now know a fix, but this is a different story]. One of the most pronounced ones ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Oct 7, 2003 at 9:36 pm
    Oct 10, 2003 at 4:35 pm
  • Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Oct 2, 2003 at 5:38 pm
    Oct 6, 2003 at 10:14 am
  • ----- Forwarded message from David Favor <david@davidfavor.com ----- Subject: Building ExtUtils-ParseXS-2.05 badly broken From: David Favor <david@davidfavor.com Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 05:47:20 -0600 ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Oct 30, 2003 at 6:53 am
    Oct 31, 2003 at 2:00 pm
  • I posted this idea on comp.lang.perl, and was told that such suggestions are more appropriate to this mailing list. I was reviewing the age-old debate on the // operator, and saw the various, often ...
    Johnson, RoyJohnson, Roy
    Oct 8, 2003 at 8:48 pm
    Oct 17, 2003 at 10:15 pm
  • Hi, I've needed to delete a line from CPAN.pm, as per the patch below. Why is this line here? Its effect seems fairly clear - set_perl5lib says: my $env = $ENV{PERL5LIB}; $env = $ENV{PERLLIB} unless ...
    Anthony HeadingAnthony Heading
    Oct 13, 2003 at 5:11 am
    Jan 8, 2004 at 8:21 am
  • Confirmed, with the Sun C compilers. The cause of the problem is the '-z ignore' option, which tells the linker to leave out any unreferenced files from the dependency list which is stored in the ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Oct 20, 2003 at 11:46 pm
    Oct 31, 2003 at 6:09 pm
  • I am attempting to update my Perl installation to permit threaded uses. Specifically, I need this to support the Sendmail::MILTER package. My existing Perl applications do not work when the updated ...
    Albert WhaleAlbert Whale
    Oct 25, 2003 at 1:19 pm
    Oct 28, 2003 at 9:17 am
  • I can't figure out what causes it, but the following script (called perlmodulelist) raises segmentation faults on my box: #!/usr/local/bin/perl -l use strict; use Config; use File::Find; my %mod; for ...
    Tatsuhiko MiyagawaTatsuhiko Miyagawa
    Oct 8, 2003 at 5:53 pm
    Oct 9, 2003 at 7:52 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by abigail@abigail.nl # Please include the string: [perl #24076] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    abigail@abigail.nl (via RT)abigail@abigail.nl (via RT)
    Oct 2, 2003 at 4:01 am
    Oct 7, 2003 at 10:39 am
  • # New Ticket Created by mconst@csua.berkeley.edu # Please include the string: [perl #24200] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    mconst@csua.berkeley.edu (via RT)mconst@csua.berkeley.edu (via RT)
    Oct 15, 2003 at 12:03 am
    Mar 27, 2004 at 2:17 am
  • Latest smoke on my linux shows breackage along the line for require: 21415 Configuration (common) none ------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------- O O F O O F O O F ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Oct 7, 2003 at 10:52 am
    Nov 22, 2003 at 10:49 pm
  • Recent perls are building for me on Windows 98 with the older MinGW-2.0.0-3, but with the new MinGW-3.1.0-1, _pioinfo, imported by win32.h is not being declared as dllimport This is due to the ...
    Greg MathesonGreg Matheson
    Oct 30, 2003 at 5:53 am
    Nov 2, 2003 at 6:44 pm
  • perl-5.8.2-ithread -Dm -Mthreads -le 'threads- new(sub {})- detach' segfaults: #0 0x4013abef in Perl_PerlIO_write (my_perl=0x80ec960, f=0xabababb7, vbuf=0x80aa4e0, count=42) at perlio.c:1576 1576 ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Oct 29, 2003 at 11:16 pm
    Oct 31, 2003 at 9:10 pm
  • I'm a little confused about the section of perlre which reads: The lower-level loops are interrupted (that is, the loop is broken) when Perl detects that a repeated expression matched a zero-length ...
    Jeff 'japhy' PinyanJeff 'japhy' Pinyan
    Oct 29, 2003 at 4:42 pm
    Oct 29, 2003 at 10:57 pm
  • I've packaged a new tarball of the current state of perl 5.6.2. News from the last : (see Changes for details) - some docs update (perldelta, perlfaq*, perlhist, perlunicode, perlhack) - got the ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Oct 15, 2003 at 11:24 pm
    Oct 16, 2003 at 9:24 pm
  • The Apache main page http://www.apache.org/ mentions Perl as one of its projects. I'd say this is incorrect, and should be changed into mod_perl (which is what they mean). -- Johan
    Johan VromansJohan Vromans
    Oct 7, 2003 at 9:14 am
    Oct 9, 2003 at 9:35 am
  • My usual way to run Configure when I want 64bit ints is to just answer yes to all the questions about them, even 64bitall, without worrying what my actual architecture could support because Configure ...
    SchwernSchwern
    Oct 2, 2003 at 6:34 pm
    Oct 3, 2003 at 6:15 am
  • This would appear to be an unexpected side-effect of the hash randomisation introduced in 5.8.1 (see perldelta). $ perl -le 'fork; print rand' 0.0327924393090768 0.0327924393090768 Perhaps we should ...
    Brendan O'DeaBrendan O'Dea
    Oct 2, 2003 at 12:30 am
    Oct 2, 2003 at 9:32 pm
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