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  • I'm happy to announce that I now have a git export of Perforce which is 'diff -ur' clean against at least the most recent blead. Shallow clone of 'blead' (16MB download): mkdir blead cd blead git ...
    Sam VilainSam Vilain
    Mar 3, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:43 am
  • It seems that POSIX::access under Cygwin always returns "0 but true". The attached patch stops ExtUtils::Install from using POSIX::access under Cygwin.
    Jerry D. HeddenJerry D. Hedden
    Mar 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    Mar 25, 2008 at 4:25 pm
  • Hi, If I am not mistaken the communication between the perl porters and the various downstream distributors is thin. I think the same is true between the CPAN module authors and the various ...
    Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo
    Mar 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    Apr 16, 2008 at 12:57 pm
  • I would like to thank you all for moving to a more readily available version control system. I would like to also suggest you strongly consider changing your bug tracking system. Your current one has ...
    John Gardiner MyersJohn Gardiner Myers
    Mar 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    Mar 28, 2008 at 2:22 pm
  • G'day wonderful p5pers, With Perl 5.10 released and the ability to write lexical pragmata easily, I've started scratching a long-standing itch of mine, that of Fatal.pm having package-wide scope. The ...
    Paul FenwickPaul Fenwick
    Mar 9, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    Mar 12, 2008 at 9:00 am
  • sub foo { local $@; eval { # a generic wrapper, doesn'tknow about bar()'s details bar(); }; if ( $@ ) { # do something meaningful die $@; } } sub bar { die "blah"; } eval { foo() }; warn "Error: $@"; ...
    Yuval KogmanYuval Kogman
    Mar 21, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm
  • I've made a new snapshot of 5.8.9-nearly http://www.ccl4.org/~nick/P/perl-33536.tar.bz2 (or .gz if you prefer) The ExtUtils::Install issues on Win32 aren't *quite* fixed (but oh so nearly, it seems) ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    Apr 19, 2008 at 5:46 pm
  • lib/Test/Simple/t/utf8.t reveals that there's something wrong with open.pm. Things like this: $ perl5.10.0 -wle 'use Encode::Alias; use open ":std", ":locale"' Can't locate object method "find_alias" ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Mar 11, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    Mar 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm
  • Some years ago Jarkko supplied patches to provide support for the POSIX SA_SIGINFO feature in Perl, passing the extra data to the Perl signal handler. Unfortunately, it only works with "unsafe" ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm
    Mar 13, 2008 at 10:07 am
  • I've made another 5.8.x snapshot. http://www.ccl4.org/~nick/P/perl-33444.tar.bz2 (or http://www.ccl4.org/~nick/P/perl-33444.tar.gz ) It's closing in on what 5.8.9 is going to be, give or take ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 5, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    May 3, 2008 at 5:03 pm
  • G'day p5p, I've got my first cut of lexical Fatal aka 'autodie'[1] (previously known as lethal) working. The code still needs clean-up (yes, the original Fatal had inconsistent indentation), the ...
    Paul FenwickPaul Fenwick
    Mar 13, 2008 at 8:48 am
    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:53 am
  • To Schwern about http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/ It's nice to have a state-of-the-art wysiwyg wiki, but I'd vastly prefer a pod wiki. Isn't this possible? E.g. I try to create a ...
    Reini UrbanReini Urban
    Mar 23, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Apr 4, 2008 at 12:48 am
  • chromatic generated this RT ticket for parrot: It made me wonder. Currently the perl 5 runloop looks like this: int Perl_runops_standard(pTHX) { dVAR; while ((PL_op = CALL_FPTR(PL_op- ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    Mar 30, 2008 at 9:35 am
  • Found another bug in the 5.10.0 rebuilds: Data-Structure-Util fails its signature test under 5.10.0. http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=33855 It also fails the utf8 test, but I was able to ...
    Tom \"spot\" CallawayTom \"spot\" Callaway
    Mar 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    Mar 8, 2008 at 10:06 am
  • Hi all, I'm compiling Perl 5.10.0 on a PPC64 machine, and some tests have failed during the process. To be more specific: FAILED: op/reg_namedcapture.t FAILED: op/switch.t FAILED: ...
    Sérgio Durigan JúniorSérgio Durigan Júnior
    Mar 13, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    Mar 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm
  • At http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?gsoc2008_projects#make_built_in_list_functions_continuous I spot: Make built-in list functions continuous Functions like map often build up ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:07 pm
    Apr 13, 2008 at 8:23 pm
  • Hello, To solve a particular problem I came across something that behaves as documented but that could (or could not) be considered a bit 'strange'. What I was trying to do was (by using Taint::Util ...
    BramBram
    Mar 13, 2008 at 1:54 pm
    May 8, 2008 at 10:53 pm
  • I know that it is known that Math::Pari doesn't work with 5.10.0 (or blead), but it would be very nice if we could get a fix (pretty or otherwise) in time for Fedora 9, since Math::Pari is a ...
    Tom \"spot\" CallawayTom \"spot\" Callaway
    Mar 5, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    Mar 9, 2008 at 11:55 am
  • This Week on perl5-porters - 9-15 March 2008 Take our command, strip off the package, pass the short name and the calling package to "_make_fatal()", and then use magic-goto to call our subroutine at ...
    David LandgrenDavid Landgren
    Mar 22, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    Mar 31, 2008 at 5:02 am
  • make regen will currently cause recompilation of everything. this patch makes it more selective 1 - copies do_cksum from regen.pl to regen_libs.pl, and simplifies it. This includes a change to unpack ...
    Jim CromieJim Cromie
    Mar 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    Mar 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm
  • Ok, its down to Perlbal and PDL. Here's the failure in PDL that I can't quite figure out how to resolve: t/primitive.................ok 1/22# Failed test 10 in t/primitive.t at line 69 # ...
    Tom \"spot\" CallawayTom \"spot\" Callaway
    Mar 8, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    Mar 9, 2008 at 8:39 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Peter Scott # Please include the string: [perl #52074] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    Mar 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    Apr 15, 2008 at 11:27 am
  • Hi folks, I want to draw up a list of what definitely needs to go into 5.10.1. The way I see it, the things that really, really need to go in, are: * fixes for regressions since 5.8.x; i.e. we've ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Mar 21, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:22 am
  • # New Ticket Created by andrea@inversepath.com # Please include the string: [perl #51688] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Andrea @ inversepath . comAndrea @ inversepath . com
    Mar 13, 2008 at 10:54 am
    Mar 14, 2008 at 12:50 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Chris Hall # Please include the string: [perl #51710] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Chris HallChris Hall
    Mar 13, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    Apr 1, 2008 at 7:42 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Frédéric Buclin # Please include the string: [perl #52104] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Frédéric BuclinFrédéric Buclin
    Mar 26, 2008 at 12:08 am
    Mar 29, 2008 at 7:12 am
  • Im writing the perloptreeguts document at http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?optree_guts I got stuck at the first simple, and most innocent looking op I tried to use as an example. ...
    Reini UrbanReini Urban
    Mar 23, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    Mar 24, 2008 at 8:13 pm
  • etc I think that I nailed this one after I made the snapshot. If I steal hints/darwin.sh from blead, I can build with -Duse64bitall, and I see these too. (Which means that everyone else with an x86 ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 7, 2008 at 8:54 pm
    Mar 11, 2008 at 4:27 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by blino@mandriva.com # Please include the string: [perl #51636] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Blino @ mandriva . comBlino @ mandriva . com
    Mar 12, 2008 at 10:00 am
    May 2, 2008 at 11:45 am
  • Moin, I just noticed this (RT not sending emails again *sigh*): https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=33530 I do not have the time or experience to dig into this, can somebody else please ...
    TelsTels
    Mar 16, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Apr 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm
  • In configure.com, add test for sys/poll.h. In VMS.C, Add a missing translation of an RMS status code to a ERRNO, and remove a cast. -John wb8tyw@qsl.net Personal Opinion Only
    John E. MalmbergJohn E. Malmberg
    Mar 23, 2008 at 7:29 pm
    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:42 am
  • Hi, Folks. I had some CGI scripts using #!perl -CoO Now, with perl 5.10.0 I can't do that. What is the preferred solution? Thank you. ambs -- Alberto Simões - Departamento de Informática - ...
    Alberto SimõesAlberto Simões
    Mar 25, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    Mar 26, 2008 at 8:09 am
  • Hi, As I reported yesterday, I was working on a patch to solve the problem of using the option '-Duse64bitall' in Configure. Well, after studying the code I think I'm done with the patch. In fact, ...
    Sérgio Durigan JúniorSérgio Durigan Júnior
    Mar 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    Mar 18, 2008 at 4:43 pm
  • I noticed that the XS implementation of List::Util::sum() doesn't handle overloaded addition operators (unlike the pure-Perl version). Here is a snippet of a sample program that shows the problem: ...
    Jan DuboisJan Dubois
    Mar 2, 2008 at 11:49 am
    Mar 15, 2008 at 1:49 am
  • Recent versions of Test-Simple fail their tests on a couple of my 5.10.0 machines. Schwern tracked it down to: Now, it's quite possible that there's something wrong with my locale settings (not that ...
    David CantrellDavid Cantrell
    Mar 12, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:09 pm
  • Hi, porters. I'm by no means fluent in the perl internals, but I *think* Text::CSV_XS- getline is leaking. Here's the script I used to check the memory being consumed. Basically the idea is to create ...
    Daisuke MakiDaisuke Maki
    Mar 11, 2008 at 9:34 am
    Mar 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Zsban Ambrus # Please include the string: [perl #51848] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Zsban AmbrusZsban Ambrus
    Mar 18, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    May 18, 2008 at 8:37 am
  • I just found the discussion at http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/browse_thread/thread/5401ccdcbd6d4fa1/ the hard way. It appears to have petered out and I would like to reopen it. ...
    Peter ScottPeter Scott
    Mar 27, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    Mar 28, 2008 at 12:13 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Chris Hall # Please include the string: [perl #51936] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Chris HallChris Hall
    Mar 20, 2008 at 2:14 pm
    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:46 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by "Sisyphus" # Please include the string: [perl #51674] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    SisyphusSisyphus
    Mar 13, 2008 at 2:52 am
    Mar 13, 2008 at 2:31 pm
  • Something I ran into while toying with Merijn's idea of freezing time (as presented on the last NL Perl Mongers meeting). $ perl -le 'print scalar localtime( () )' Thu Jan 1 01:00:00 1970 $ perl -le ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Mar 11, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    Mar 12, 2008 at 9:25 am
  • To autoload a module when needed I use: unless (io_handle_loaded) { ENTER; load_module (aTHX_ PERL_LOADMOD_NOIMPORT, newSVpv ("IO::Handle", 0), NULL, NULL, NULL); LEAVE; io_handle_loaded = 1; } which ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Mar 5, 2008 at 12:20 am
    Mar 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm
  • G'day Everyone, perlfunc/shutdown doesn't seem to list shutdown's possible return values, this patch corrects that. I've inferred return values from testing (my Perl guts reading comprehension is ...
    Paul FenwickPaul Fenwick
    Mar 24, 2008 at 5:14 am
    Apr 6, 2008 at 2:58 pm
  • substr currently calls get magic twice on the substr'd string : - the first one fires with SvPV_const(sv, curlen) in pp_substr ; - the second one occurs with SvPV_force(bigstr, curlen) at sv_insert. ...
    Vincent PitVincent Pit
    Mar 31, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    Apr 1, 2008 at 10:00 pm
  • Unless my mail filters are hiding them, there seems to be a distinct lack of smoking of the maint-5.10 branch. The only ones I can see in the last month are: Wed 05 Mar 08:45 11K abe@ztreet.demo ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    Mar 31, 2008 at 10:52 pm
  • Perl5 Bug Summary http://rt.perl.org/rt3/NoAuth/perl5/Overview.html Generated at Mon Mar 3 14:15:00 2008 GMT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Numbers ...
    Perl5 Bug SummaryPerl5 Bug Summary
    Mar 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm
  • Begin forwarded message: The bleats about malloc_good_size and malloc_size are a consequence of the need to include <malloc/malloc.h to get the prototypes on Mac OS X. (The header does nothing else ...
    Dominic DunlopDominic Dunlop
    Mar 10, 2008 at 8:21 am
    Mar 29, 2008 at 11:48 am
  • # New Ticket Created by "Roode, Eric" # Please include the string: [perl #52126] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Roode, EricRoode, Eric
    Mar 26, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    Mar 26, 2008 at 3:58 pm
  • I recall seeing this somewhere (maybe perltodo..) while doing a bit of surface-scratching, I pasted these notes together, I think theyre enough to get the curious going, maybe further. In my mind, ...
    Jim CromieJim Cromie
    Mar 24, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    Mar 25, 2008 at 2:25 pm
  • It strikes me that this isn't making our lives easier... Maybe we should by default send patches like the one below upstream, rather than applying them ourselves? Is there a good way to transfer ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Mar 13, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    Mar 13, 2008 at 5:26 pm
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