Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: March 22nd-27th

Hey everyone,

Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the past week.


March 22nd-27th

News and updates

Yves Orton provided a branch with new hash functions and turnable hash function support. Fascinating!

Kent Fredric requests testers to adjust PERL_USE_UNSAFE_INC=0 in order to surface real bugs in tests. Kent also provided a summary of the steps he takes to verify bugs.

Dave Mitchell shared his attempt (proof-of-concept short-string PVs) at a speed up by storing short strings in the SV head.

Grant reports


New issues

  • Perl #131050: Non-finite repeat count warning isn't emitted consistently.
  • Perl #131054: Perl 5.24 makes nama FTBFS due to segfault.

Resolved issues

  • Perl #130949: calling C function perl_clone of libperl causes segfault in perl 5.22 and and 5.24 but fine on perl 5.20.
  • Perl #131031: t/run/runenv.t: Guard against possible presence of PERL_USE_UNSAFE_INC=1.
  • Perl #131033: t/op/range.t fails.

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