Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: November 16th-22nd
Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the past week. Enjoy!
This week I've separated all the proposed patches for issues under a different title: Proposed patches. This is because they do not exactly fit under Updates (which I wish to reserve for news) or under Discussion (since I wish to reserve this for conversations that take place).
I hope this works better.
Feedback is always welcome. :)
Perl 5.23.5 is now available, thanks to Abigail!
Karen Etheridge provided a patched (which was merged since) to clean up the verbosity of some tests due to passing TODO tests in Module::Metadata.
Perl #126667, reported by Dan Collins, a fuzzer-found assertion failure, triggered by the code:
repoted by Todd Rinaldo, mentions a curious case of file handle
\shift, and - as Dave Mitchell expanded on - anything
open()) that attempts to instantiate an anonymous
value into a ref to a typeglob.
reported by Lukas Mai, mentions that
local is not working as
expected in embedded code in regexes.
- Perl #116677:
B::Deparse fails on
- Perl #123946:
- Perl #124280:
"Parenthesis missing around
mylist" shouldn't trigger for globs.
- Perl #126193:
- Perl #126258:
- Perl #126602: Double free and segfault.
- Perl #126611:
finddies when an empty directory list is supplied.
- Perl #126637: Bleadperl breaks Data::Rmap.
Regarding possible unintended mix of POD and code, Aaron Crane provides a patch to add a warning for such cases.
Ed Avis provided patches for rewording of lookahead vs. look-ahead to be consistent.
Tony Cook provided a patch to resolve Perl #126635.
Karl Williamson found a reported problem with an AIX test to likely be a stack overflow problem.
Christian Hansen provided patches to make UTF-X validation about 50% - 300% faster.
Karl Williamson adds more light to the conversation on bitwise string operators.