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  • I've made a snapshot: http://www.ccl4.org/~nick/P/perl-34300.tar.bz2 It's mostly what 5.8.9 is going to be. Based what Craig reported I expect it on VMS to fail ext/threads/t/free2.t ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Sep 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm
    Oct 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm
  • #p5p right now is discussing the move to git. The decision to get moved over was made in March (that's six months ago) and we're not yet cut over. What blockers exist? One was named on channel: 1. ...
    Ricardo SIGNESRicardo SIGNES
    Sep 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    Oct 4, 2008 at 3:25 pm
  • Hi, So I uploaded new B::Utils, and found out it didn't compile on 5.6.2, which is fixable with ppport.h. However since the module is now also providing some c function for other xs modules, it is ...
    Chia-liang KaoChia-liang Kao
    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    Sep 14, 2008 at 8:14 pm
  • Hi all, After much tireless work by Eric Wilhelm and lots of feedback from patient & nonpatient users alike, I'm pleased to announce that version 0.30 of Module::Build is now on CPAN. This is the ...
    Ken WilliamsKen Williams
    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:01 am
    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:55 pm
  • Hi folks, Here's a proposed new pod file (perlperf.pod) with the subject of Perl Performance and Optimization Techniques. I'm not suggesting this is the last word on the subject, and I'm sure this ...
    Richard FoleyRichard Foley
    Sep 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    Feb 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm
  • dmq and crab just (very patiently) led me through the process of setting up a remote branch in the git repo. So now there's a branch to address the y2038 problem. ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Sep 13, 2008 at 12:36 am
    Oct 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm
  • G'day p5p, Quick sanity check. I'm adding flock() support to autodie, and I intend it to have the following behaviour: * When called with an invalid or unopened filehandle, autodying flock will ...
    Paul FenwickPaul Fenwick
    Sep 15, 2008 at 10:00 am
    Sep 19, 2008 at 5:06 pm
  • In patching Time::Local to be able to handle the new, expanded localtime(), it had to deal with time values beyond 32 bits. Time::Local used integer, which meant none of its scalars could store ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Sep 12, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    Sep 15, 2008 at 5:54 pm
  • Hi guys, Apologies for the OT, but this is a wide audience, and I'm hopeful you can help. I'm desperately seeking Rob Brown (aka BBB on CPAN). We're in the final stages of removing all code in Fedora ...
    Tom \"spot\" CallawayTom \"spot\" Callaway
    Sep 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    Sep 11, 2008 at 3:30 pm
  • Porters, I just managed to waste 10 minutes after having been bitten by the following parsing error: print <<STR; I like @{[ my $rand = rand(); $rand < 0.5 ? 'pie' : 'beer' ]} STR It is illegal, ...
    David LandgrenDavid Landgren
    Sep 25, 2008 at 2:18 pm
    Oct 1, 2008 at 9:33 am
  • http://schwern.org/src/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.46.tar.gz The feature everyone's been asking for, you can finally alter how the META.yml is written. Borrowing from Module::Build, you can now specify ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Sep 27, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    Sep 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm
  • After an incredible amount of work from Sam Vilain and Abhijit Menon-Sen and a fair bit of tests and checks, the perforce branche for the metaconfig units is hereby officially declared closed. As of ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Sep 18, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm
  • 10

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    I wanted Devel::Peek (sv_dump) to return me the content as a string of better even as a hash at least twice the past week for completely different problems. Do you want me to expose the following ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:23 am
    Sep 25, 2008 at 1:04 pm
  • The good news (5.8.x@34360): Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail List of Failed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ../lib/CGI/t/fast.t 1 256 7 1 7 81 tests ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Sep 15, 2008 at 7:57 am
    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:11 pm
  • What is Lamp? Lamp ain't Mac POSIX. It's like Cygwin for traditional Mac OS. In most respects it behaves like Unix, though it has no fork() and must use vfork() instead. $ perl -we '$SIG{__WARN__} = ...
    Joshua JuranJoshua Juran
    Sep 29, 2008 at 5:05 am
    Oct 5, 2008 at 11:49 am
  • G'day p5p, I found this little oddity today, again while filling in holes in autodie. Under perl 5.8.8 and 5.10.0: perl -le'print prototype("CORE::truncate");' $$ Personally, I would have expected ...
    Paul FenwickPaul Fenwick
    Sep 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm
    Oct 4, 2008 at 9:34 pm
  • Hi *, attached is a patch that adds "rearrange_header" to CGI::Util and multipart_init() uses this new function. Cheers, Renee
    Renée BäckerRenée Bäcker
    Sep 8, 2008 at 8:07 am
    Sep 9, 2008 at 8:26 pm
  • Hi, thanks for applying my previous patch, now continuing the series. attached is a patch which enables perl cross compile for linux, full perl with extensions. Not finished yet, but now usable in ...
    Vadim KonovalovVadim Konovalov
    Sep 28, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    Mar 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm
  • I really think this discussion belong to the perl5-porters list. I'm not the one to decide BTW the `leaking' should not happen if you don't pass -Dinc_version_list to Configure, which is in my ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Sep 17, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:37 pm
  • I'm guessing I should use perlbug to file a bug report. The area of the code is uncommented, and it would take quite a bit for me to understand how to fix it. Just to let you know, this is in ...
    Karl williamsonKarl williamson
    Sep 25, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:47 am
  • Hi, in preparation to add a debugger to Padre, the IDE I have started to write a stand-alone module that will be a client for the built-in debugger. That is it will hide all the networking between ...
    Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo
    Sep 14, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    Sep 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm
  • All, Is there was a perl distribution that had at least the option for DTrace support? I see certain efforts out there (Andy Armstrong's Devel::DTrace, Alan Burlison's effort at ...
    Edward PeschkoEdward Peschko
    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:21 am
    Sep 9, 2008 at 12:18 am
  • # New Ticket Created by marc.pack@computer.org # Please include the string: [perl #59386] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    marc.pack@computer.org (via RT)marc.pack@computer.org (via RT)
    Sep 26, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    Sep 29, 2008 at 10:29 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Andy Dougherty # Please include the string: [perl #59210] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Andy DoughertyAndy Dougherty
    Sep 22, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    Sep 23, 2008 at 12:59 pm
  • (before change 33727) $ perl -MO=Deparse -e 'use constant FOO= 0; if(FOO==1){print 1}elsif(FOO==2){print 2}' use constant ('FOO', 0); '???'; -e syntax OK $ (after change 33727) $ perl -MO=Deparse -e ...
    Alexey TourbinAlexey Tourbin
    Sep 12, 2008 at 5:20 am
    Sep 20, 2008 at 12:33 pm
  • For the nth time this year, I am banging my head against email, 7-bit transport, 8bit content-transfer-encoding, and our hateful savior Unicode. I asked something like this on #p5p: "If the utf8 flag ...
    Ricardo SIGNESRicardo SIGNES
    Sep 10, 2008 at 2:49 am
    Sep 10, 2008 at 6:29 am
  • # New Ticket Created by lukeross@gmail.com # Please include the string: [perl #59280] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    lukeross@gmail.com (via RT)lukeross@gmail.com (via RT)
    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    Nov 25, 2008 at 6:49 am
  • # New Ticket Created by "Wayne Johnston" # Please include the string: [perl #58566] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Wayne JohnstonWayne Johnston
    Sep 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Nov 7, 2008 at 2:16 pm
  • This Week on perl5-porters - 15-21 September 2008 "This is sort of like one of those useless Windows alert boxes that pop up to tell you something perfectly normal has happened and you should do ...
    David LandgrenDavid Landgren
    Sep 28, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    Sep 30, 2008 at 4:03 am
  • All, When forward porting modules from 5.8.8 to 5.10.0, I found the following (in Readonly-XS). It looks like warnings is loading Carp by default in 5.8.8 - hence working on 5.8.8 but breaking on ...
    Edward PeschkoEdward Peschko
    Sep 20, 2008 at 2:49 am
    Sep 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm
  • Hi there, I'm running perl 5.10.0 on a SuSE 10.3 Xen guest with up-to-date CPAN modules and I am observing a rather strange array behaviour with the following program: ==== my $i = 0; while (1) { my ...
    Thomas KarcherThomas Karcher
    Sep 24, 2008 at 7:12 am
    Sep 25, 2008 at 11:42 pm
  • This change breaks blead: Making XS::APItest (dynamic) Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Writing Makefile for XS::APItest make[1]: Entering directory ...
    Jerry D. HeddenJerry D. Hedden
    Sep 25, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    Sep 25, 2008 at 5:15 pm
  • Change 30638 by nicholas@nicholas-saigo on 2007/03/19 19:57:29 ==== //depot/maint-5.8/perl/regexec.c#94 (text) ==== @@ -3473,8 +3473,9 @@ sayNO; } /* PL_reginput == locinput now */ + PL_reginput = ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Sep 16, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Sep 22, 2008 at 8:43 pm
  • Given the rate of Nicholas's integrations, this is now somewhat old news, but here's where things were as of sometime last night with a - Dusethreads build on OpenVMS Alpha v8.3: ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Sep 6, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    Sep 8, 2008 at 3:13 am
  • Hello, I would like to request a simple new feature for the next CPAN release of Test::More/Builder/Simple/etc (and by extension the next Perl 5 core since those are bundled with it). Please add a ...
    Darren DuncanDarren Duncan
    Sep 1, 2008 at 3:51 am
    Sep 4, 2008 at 12:21 am
  • Sensible rules for resolving such ambiguities are obviously needed. One possibility is that ambiguous combinations would not be allowed. Another possibility is longest wins. Longest wins would work ...
    David NicolDavid Nicol
    Sep 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    Oct 20, 2008 at 1:38 am
  • I just built 5.8.x@34432 under Interix on WinXP, and got the following failures. All of these occur with 5.8.8 as well, so they aren't regressions. This patch fixes those with obvious fixes. ...
    Ben MorrowBen Morrow
    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    Sep 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm
  • Perl5 Bug Summary http://rt.perl.org/rt3/NoAuth/perl5/Overview.html Generated at Mon Sep 1 13:15:00 2008 GMT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Numbers ...
    Perl5 Bug SummaryPerl5 Bug Summary
    Sep 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    Sep 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm
  • Attached is a patch to fix the 2038 bug in Perl. It's pretty good. There's one obvious nit that needs more-expert-than-me attention. * As noted by the #include "localtime64.c" in pp_sys.c, some sort ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Sep 11, 2008 at 7:56 am
    Sep 26, 2008 at 1:50 am
  • I had this crazy idea for a while and tested it a bit in theory. Because there are so many nextstate cops just to record line information for errors and warnings, and not so many other nexstate cops ...
    Reini UrbanReini Urban
    Sep 22, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:46 pm
  • I've been getting build failures of the form: lib/charnames...................................Could not open tmp154448B: Permission denied at ../lib/charnames.t line 288, <DATA line 1. ...
    Jerry D. HeddenJerry D. Hedden
    Sep 16, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Sep 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm
  • Dear porters, the 'n' command in the debugger of Perl 5.10.0 (and earlier) has a weird behaviour sometimes. Despite the description 'n' does not step over subroutines, when being used with the grep, ...
    Heiko EißfeldtHeiko Eißfeldt
    Sep 7, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    Sep 17, 2008 at 6:36 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Tina # Please include the string: [perl #58608] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    TinaTina
    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Sep 8, 2008 at 1:13 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Elliot Shank # Please include the string: [perl #59170] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Elliot ShankElliot Shank
    Sep 21, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:55 am
  • Hi *, there are several tickets in RT that have patches.... http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=59264 - Add VSTRING to list of builtin types in perldoc -f ref, A perl 5.8.x patch only as it ...
    Renée BäckerRenée Bäcker
    Sep 29, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    Oct 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm
  • On maint-5.8, valgrind reports an invalid read of total size 4 (the size of a regnode) in regcomp.c:Perl_regdupe:4845 when creating threads (testcase attached). Compared to what is allocated in ...
    Vincent PitVincent Pit
    Sep 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    Oct 6, 2008 at 4:33 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by "Peterson, Bob D (MN14)" # Please include the string: [perl #59456] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Peterson, Bob D (MN14)Peterson, Bob D (MN14)
    Sep 29, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:16 pm
  • The current Configure code to explore the range of localtime() and gmtime() isn't portable if time_t is a floating point number as it uses bit shifting on time_t. The attached demonstration program ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Sep 30, 2008 at 4:27 am
    Sep 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by karl williamson # Please include the string: [perl #59342] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Karl williamsonKarl williamson
    Sep 26, 2008 at 12:39 am
    Sep 26, 2008 at 6:48 pm
  • Hi, we're in the process of upgrading our base perl in OpenBSD from 5.8.8 to 5.10.0, and while doing some build tests i noticed that two regression tests were failing on sparc64 (blade100): ...
    Landry BreuilLandry Breuil
    Sep 24, 2008 at 9:08 am
    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:44 am
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