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  • Hi all, As some of you may remember from YAPC::EU last year, I've been tinkering with implementing an exists-or operator. Well, here it is, ready for review and comments. The code is at ...
    Dagfinn Ilmari MannsåkerDagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker
    Nov 10, 2011 at 11:54 am
    Dec 2, 2011 at 2:19 am
  • It has been proposed that charnames automatically load when a \N{} is seen. That is easy to do, and I think it should load as if the :full and :short options had both been specified. Does anyone ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Nov 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    Dec 22, 2011 at 1:41 am
  • I am working on a module and set of tools for inserting run-time generated code into a file at compile time. It currently does this by using Filter::Util::Call to hook into the compilation process, ...
    Eric StromEric Strom
    Nov 7, 2011 at 2:29 am
    Nov 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm
  • Hi all, I'm issuing this "request-for-comments" to see if anyone can see a good reason why I (or someone else who volunteers to do that) should not convert "lib/perl5db.pl" (which implements "perl ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Dec 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • I've been thinking a lot about "use VERSION". It's a cloud hanging over a lot of the discussion on p5p, in part because it is sometimes seen as the lubricant for sliding new changes into place ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    Dec 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm
  • The Perl documentation sometimes refers to "for" as C-style only and "foreach" as the Perl-style only construct. When actually they're synonyms for the same thing. I've pushed the two following ...
    Ævar Arnfjörð BjarmasonÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
    Nov 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    Dec 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm
  • https://rt.perl.org/rt3//Ticket/Display.html?id=80628 This thread became quiet because 5.13 went into a holding pattern before 5.14. I would like, so help me, to bring it up again. In brief, I like ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    Nov 22, 2011 at 1:18 am
  • I'd really really like whoever invented the "//" operator to tell me how the devil I'm supposed to typeset A || B in a constant-width oblique that doesn't look like A // B. *GROWL* --tom
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Nov 16, 2011 at 12:02 am
    Nov 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm
  • Rainer Tammer has very kindly been able to provide me with access to an AIX instance. So, for this test program, the first definition of cBOOL() works. The second does not. Why? This makes no sense ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    Dec 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm
  • The changes to Socket made in 4f5bb87fb7 do not compile with the Windows VC6 compiler: Running Makefile.PL in ext/Socket C:\gitclients\perl\win32\..\miniperl.exe -I../../lib Makefile.PL ...
    Steve HaySteve Hay
    Nov 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    Nov 22, 2011 at 11:37 am
  • What value does "my $_" have? I just saw the umpteenth user reporting a problem on IRC because he was generating a coderef from inside of given. The coderef expected a topic to be set, and got called ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Nov 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm
  • Hello Porters, I had a dream that Perl 5 had moved from using - to using . like most modern languages. And moved the existing . for concatenation to ~ like Perl 6. Then I wrote the code and was ...
    Leon BrocardLeon Brocard
    Nov 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    Nov 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm
  • Having a parallel and featureful testing system is very useful. I use it to test Test::More (in the Test-Builder1.5 branch). Others might find it useful to do the same. t/test.pl is very important to ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 15, 2011 at 1:00 am
    Nov 19, 2011 at 2:28 am
  • Alternative title: "Should fc() expose simple folding somehow?" To get the ball rolling: The fc() keyword is/will be a simple way of doing $x =~ /^\Q$y\E$/i, as just doing lc() or uc() on both sides ...
    Brian FraserBrian Fraser
    Nov 26, 2011 at 2:55 am
    Nov 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm
  • Is there any defense for these constructions? Why shouldn't: 1. defined(@arr) and defined(%hash) warn 2. (@arr // $x) and (%hash // $x) warn Definedness on hashes and arrays has come up before as ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    Feb 2, 2012 at 11:12 am
  • Brian Fraser brought this up on irc. The answer is that the first matches exactly 39 graphemes in a row (\X), and the second matches a single grapheme followed by the string "{3A}". I would not have ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Nov 10, 2011 at 5:36 am
    Dec 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Linda Walsh # Please include the string: [perl #104506] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Linda WalshLinda Walsh
    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:18 am
  • Locales are problematic for a number of reasons, yet there is no current alternative to them in Perl is you want to get local settings such as date/time, currency, number formatting, etc. The ...
    Karl WilliamsonKarl Williamson
    Nov 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    Jan 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm
  • It's that time again! Time when I hammer the last few nails in the coffin of a version of Perl. By which I mean, the next major release of Test::More (aka Test::Builder1.5) will support 5.8.1 and up. ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    Jan 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm
  • <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=72505 Thanks for the bug report. As it happens the same issue was reported last week in #72329. Amazing - this bug has probably been lurking for a few ...
    Paul Marquess via RTPaul Marquess via RT
    Nov 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    Mar 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm
  • Porters, With the release of 5.14.4 yesterday, I got a bunch of failures for my modules like this: http://www.cpantesters.org/cpan/report/c6e781ba-0c53-11e1-bf7c-891a07517fb7 Here’s that line: ...
    David E. WheelerDavid E. Wheeler
    Nov 22, 2011 at 2:31 am
    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:51 am
  • For me, the more primitive the task, the more it looks like something that should be in core -- and possibly compiled in rather than just a module in core. Several of the Scalar::Util functions come ...
    David GoldenDavid Golden
    Nov 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    Nov 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Craig A. Berry # Please include the string: [perl #104820] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Craig A . BerryCraig A . Berry
    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:32 am
    Dec 29, 2011 at 10:25 am
  • Summary: $< and $( do different things on different platforms, with possible security implications. This is not because of any inherent difference between them, but because of implementation details ...
    Leon TimmermansLeon Timmermans
    Nov 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    May 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by tchrist1 # Please include the string: [perl #103492] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Tchrist1Tchrist1
    Nov 12, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    Jan 20, 2012 at 7:07 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Alexey # Please include the string: [perl #102858] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    AlexeyAlexey
    Nov 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    Nov 24, 2011 at 11:50 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Paul LeoNerd Evans # Please include the string: [perl #104060] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Paul LeoNerd EvansPaul LeoNerd Evans
    Nov 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Nov 23, 2011 at 12:07 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Anders Melchiorsen # Please include the string: [perl #103766] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Anders MelchiorsenAnders Melchiorsen
    Nov 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Nov 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm
  • Hi p5p folks, Several times while reading sources from CPAN I came across calls to Internals::SvREADONLY and Internals::SvREFCNT, and wondered where those functions came from. Looking at git history, ...
    Laurent damiLaurent dami
    Nov 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    Nov 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm
  • Just a quick thought on the new Unicode features, sorry for the lazy message, but has there been any thought put to Unicode normalization forms? ie, say one module uses a variable $Régie but the ...
    Sam VilainSam Vilain
    Nov 18, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm
  • Perl 5 commit summary, activity since Saturday Current branch blead 48 commits. 10 unique authors. 6 unique committers. 34 files changed, 1633 insertions(+), 1189 deletions(-) Net code removal: ...
    Perl 5 commit summaryPerl 5 commit summary
    Nov 2, 2011 at 2:14 am
    Nov 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm
  • The patch attached cleans up t/test.pl with respect to hard tabs, cuddled elses and other typographic minutiae. It was originally submitted as part of the TestBuilder2 project, but Michael Schwern ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Nov 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Nov 16, 2011 at 1:52 am
  • Oops, no! :) -- andreas
    Andreas J. KoenigAndreas J. Koenig
    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:51 am
    Nov 8, 2011 at 6:54 am
  • Dear all, as a test case for the CPAN smoker, I've just finished running a four-way CPAN smoke of 5.12.4 vs. 5.14.2 vs. 5.15.4 vs. blead as of 25.10.11. The result is at ...
    Steffen MuellerSteffen Mueller
    Nov 2, 2011 at 7:23 am
    Nov 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm
  • Hi all, the included patch is the first version of a patch that adds "use strict;" at the top of lib/perl5db.pl (which implements the default "perl -d" command-line debugger) and fixes all the ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Nov 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    Nov 27, 2011 at 8:24 am
  • I have written the attached program, 36079.pl, to address the issue raised in this ticket. Please review, paying particular attention to the directories and files removed from the scope of the ...
    James E Keenan via RTJames E Keenan via RT
    Nov 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Nov 23, 2011 at 12:30 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Philip Monsen # Please include the string: [perl #103668] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Philip MonsenPhilip Monsen
    Nov 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Nov 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm
  • Right now, the only smoke I'm seeing for blead on Win32 is black. http://perl.develop-help.com/raw/?id=38989 http://perl.develop-help.com/raw/?id=38978 Is anyone looking into this? We have about 19 ...
    Ricardo SignesRicardo Signes
    Nov 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:32 am
  • The recent thread on autoloading charnames tangentially reminded me of a problem we have at $work. The issue is we want to pre-fork load as much code as possible, so that we don't have multiple ...
    DemerphqDemerphq
    Nov 30, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Dec 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm
  • I was surprised I had to do this: % perl -MUnicode::GCString -E 'say Unicode::GCString- new(chr(0x131))- columns' 1 % perl -MUnicode::GCString -E 'say Unicode::GCString- new(chr(0x1031))- columns' 1 ...
    Tom ChristiansenTom Christiansen
    Nov 4, 2011 at 12:28 am
    Nov 5, 2011 at 12:23 am
  • Does anyone have recent experience compiling a supported version of Perl on AIX?
    James E Keenan via RTJames E Keenan via RT
    Nov 23, 2011 at 3:30 am
    Sep 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  • As of Perl 5.14.2, 'pods/perlrun.pod' says this about the '-i' option ### -i[*extension*] specifies that files processed by the "< " construct are to be edited in-place. It does this by renaming the ...
    James E Keenan via RTJames E Keenan via RT
    Nov 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Oct 9, 2012 at 3:28 am
  • Begin forwarded message: Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:01:09 +0200 From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif@shlomifish.org To: Peter Scott <Peter@PSDT.com Cc: perlbug-followup@perl.org Subject: Re: [perl #104168] ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Nov 22, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Nov 24, 2011 at 9:49 am
  • Some time ago (two years, I think), there was a long thread about whether the blead version number should increase just before or just after the release. There were two camps: • Practicality: Perl is ...
    Father ChrysostomosFather Chrysostomos
    Nov 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    Nov 22, 2011 at 10:55 am
  • Now that I'm no longer busy preparing talks for LPW, I'm intending to imminently work on a nicer parser hook mechanism for the core. This can be added to perlball. Practical experience has shown that ...
    ZeframZefram
    Nov 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Nov 15, 2011 at 9:35 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Paul Green # Please include the string: [perl #102950] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Paul GreenPaul Green
    Nov 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    Nov 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Nicholas Clark # Please include the string: [perl #103202] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    May 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm
  • I’ve started looking at this, because I think it *might* get in the way of some evalbytes bugs that I’ve discovered (good thing I haven’t merged it yet!). I have a question: Why does pp_hintseval ...
    Father Chrysostomos via RTFather Chrysostomos via RT
    Nov 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    Nov 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm
  • I believe this has been the way =pod has worked for a long time, perhaps always. I suspect people feel it's a feature, not a bug. Thank you very much. Jim Keenan
    James E Keenan via RTJames E Keenan via RT
    Nov 16, 2011 at 3:00 am
    Aug 11, 2013 at 4:20 am
  • # New Ticket Created by dk@tetsuo.karasik.eu.org # Please include the string: [perl #104504] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Dk @ tetsuo . karasik . eu . orgDk @ tetsuo . karasik . eu . org
    Nov 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Dec 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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