Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: February 2nd-7th
Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the past week. Enjoy!
Edit: The last paragraph in the report mentioned a wrong ticket number, which led to a 404. This was spotted by Tony Cook, Ben Bullock, and Choroba. Thank you all for noticing and for the correction!
News and updates
Dave Mitchell has merged his work on the context stack. You can read more here. He also resolved two outstanding tickets as part of the work:
Thanks to Craig A. Berry, podlators 4.06 is now officially in blead.
- Perl #127455:
qr/(?[ [B] | ! ( [^B] ) ])/fails to compile on x64 debugging optimized builds.
- Perl #127462:
Bogus file descriptor warning in
- Perl #127463:
Third part of C-style
forhas messed up scoping.
- Perl #127481:
Tracking reminder for
do EXPRdocumentation issue.
Robert Drake alerted the list that perl 5.23.2+ and net-snmp do not play well together.
- Perl #119667:
Smartmatch example in
- Perl #123994: Null pointer dereferencing.
- Perl #124156: Death during unwinding causes crash.
- Perl #124248:
Temporary objects created in returning statements are
DESTROYed too late.
- Perl #124387:
AUTOLOADnot called when
DESTROYis missing in 5.20.1.
- Perl #125471:
Document behavior of
sprintfwith spaces and plus signs.
- Perl #125540: Null pointer dereferencing.
- Perl #126410: Magic for overload broken 5.18..blead.
- Perl #126544:
Document variables used in the synopsis of the
- Perl #126621: Bleadperl breaks Tie::DBIx::Class.
- Perl #126815:
- Perl #126953: Add renaming capabilities to Exporter. (In favor of Perl #127384.)
- Perl #127474:
CASTFLAGS=7, no quad math,
- Perl #127475: Bleadperl breaks Algorithm::Permute.
Tony Cook provides a patch for
to disallow leading colons on
Tony also provided a patch for Perl #127386 to clarify exit codes in perl a bit more.
Bulk88 provides a patch for Perl #126414 with a conservative approach.
James E. Keenan provided a patch to revise an outdated portion of
perlmodlib to resolve
On the matter of a script beginning with a colon, Abigail has found the behavior is indeed document, albeit in a possibly obscure place.
Karl Williamson explains that the problem in Perl #127392 (more memory consumption in constant) is not specific to constant. As he expands it is a Unicode-related loading that was changed from run-time to compile-time.
Karl hopes to tackle this in 5.24.
Tony Cook weighs in on Perl #125569 saying it might not be worth the effort.