Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 12th-18th

Hey everyone,

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


December 12th-18th

Grant reports


New issues

  • Perl #130333: Perl_pp_rv2sv(): Assertion failed.
  • Perl #130334: Perl_pp_rv2av(): Assertion failed.
  • Perl #130335: sort{$a<=>$b} fails to sort occasionally.
  • Perl #130337: Perl_sv_pvn_force_flags(SV *const, STRLEN *const, const I32): Assertion failed.
  • Perl #130360: Bug #121105 for perl5: During a system(), unquoted Perl vars are evaluated after the fork() call.
  • Perl #130361: debugger does not stop at postponed breakpoints.
  • Perl #130367: perl thinks a hash is a scalar in push/keys error messages.
  • Perl #130375: Porting/release_managers_guide.pod: need advice re new directories created by CPAN synch.

Resolved issues

  • Perl #128893: printf %a botches 0 flag for negative values.
  • Perl #130108: Perl 5.24.1 fails to compile with DTrace enabled on FreeBSD.

Suggested patches

Ricardo Signes provided a patch to add missing parts to Module::Load that provide the core desired behavior of Module::Runtime.

Aaron Crane provided a patch for fixing the Unicode Bug issue with the range operator, to be used under unicode_strings.


David Mertens asked (Changes to hints hash via keyword are clobbered by pragmatic module) about behavior he saw in the hints hash when changing the internal hash structure from C. Zefram summarized that changes to hints (whether from Pure-Perl or from C-level) should be done using %^H only. David proposed rectifying the documentation to clarify this point.

David seeks (Guidance on keyword and scope at end of for loop) additional guidance on the issue of the hints hash and keywords in a new thread.

In a move to clean up the delimiters, Karl Williamson proposes deprecating a delimiter which is part of a larger grapheme cluster and not separate.

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