Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: August 29nd - September 4th

Hey everyone,

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

August 29nd - September 4th

News and highlights

Sullivan Beck provided a patch to upgrade Locale::Codes from 3.39 to 3.40.

Grant reports


New issues

H. Merijn Brand (Tux) asked to address a 64bit sign failure in warnings on HP-UX 11.11.

Matt S. Trout (mst) reported inconsistent behavior with the range operator and ~, which appeared to be a bug. Father Chrysostomos confirms it is a bug. The thread continues here.

James E. Keenan reported intermittent failures on compiling due to maketables.lst build.

Resolved issues

Suggested patches

Karl Williamson provided a tentative patch for Perl #126310 (no "Malformed UTF-8 character" warning on single-quoted strings under "use utf8"). Father Chrysostomos approved with some suggestions.

Yaroslav Kuzmin provided a patch to remove limitations in z/OS for the function fopen.


There is an interesting discussion on why toke.c (the tokenizer code) cannot be refactored into multiple files.

Karl Williamson pushed a fix to a problem reported by Father Chrysostomos regarding warnings from clang on unused functions for non-static functions in inline.h.

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