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On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 08:34:20PM +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 12:28:16PM -0800, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
This fixes the incorrect warning given in this case:

$ perl5.8.7 -we'$^O !~ /xxx/'
Useless use of not in void context at -e line 1.

$ perl5.9.3 -we'$^O !~ /xxx/'
Useless use of negative pattern binding (!~) in void context at -e line 1.
I don't know.
It changes a warning. So in one sense it's a new warning.
[And sadly it wouldn't surprise me if somewhere someone is grepping out that
'not' warning, and so would get copious error logs or other "fun" if it
changed.]

I'd like 5.10. Then I could avoid thinking about this. :-)
I sympathize.

I'm checking all the patches I've submitted for maintworthiness, and
it looks like these should go in:

[ 21007] By: rgs on 2003/09/02 21:21:27
Log: Subject: some method calls not autoloaded
From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@efn.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 15:06:29 -0700
Message-ID: <20030902220629.GA2952@efn.org>
Branch: perl
! pod/perlfunc.pod pod/perlsub.pod

[ 25486] By: rgs on 2005/09/19 12:38:26
Log: Subject: bleadperl DProf.xs:140: warning: `unused' attribute ignored
From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@efn.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 19:46:37 -0700
Message-ID: <20050919024637.GA2860@efn.org>
Branch: perl
! ext/Devel/DProf/DProf.xs

[ 25586] By: rgs on 2005/09/23 15:12:03
Log: Subject: [PATCH] quiet a few warnings
From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@efn.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 18:45:56 -0700
Message-ID: <20050922014555.GA2852@efn.org>
Branch: perl
! cygwin/cygwin.c embed.fnc proto.h


and the more substantial:

[ 22163] By: davem on 2004/01/16 19:24:14
Log: Subject: Re: [perl #24816] Magic vars seem unsure if they are purely numeric
From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@efn.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 14:10:37 -0800
Message-Id: <20040115221037.GA2392@efn.org>

Add sv_2iv_flags() to allow magic to be optionally processed.
Branch: perl
! doop.c embed.fnc embed.h global.sym pod/perlapi.pod pp.c
! proto.h sv.c sv.h t/op/bop.t


You had some idea to combine various functions instead of just adding
an sv_2iv_flags, I know, but that sounds like something to work on in
blead.


Also, this patch didn't make the Oct 16th cutoff, but is doc-only:

[ 26047] By: rgs on 2005/11/08 17:35:58
Log: Subject: [DOC PATCH] mention @-, @+ in perl56delta.pod
From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna@efn.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 08:46:42 -0800
Message-ID: <20051108164642.GD7972@efn.org>
Branch: perl
! pod/perl561delta.pod pod/perl56delta.pod

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