Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 1st-7th

Hey everyone,

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


December 1st-7th

News and highlights

This holiday season you can adopt a Unicode character, news from the Unicode Consortium shared by Karl Williamson.

Yves Orton introduced (Hybrid OAATH variant for short keys, Siphash 1-3 for longer keys) a change to Perl's hashing. Interesting details.

Thorsten Behrens raised a problem with BashOnWindows and File::Find, incorrectly identifying the operating system. Leon Timmermans provided an update that this was already resolved by Microsoft.

Sawyer X wondered whether Module::Runtime should be introduced into core.

Grant reports

  • Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 report #152.
  • Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 October/November 2016 report.


New issues

Resolved issues

  • Perl #122136: Bleadperl v5.21.0-424-ge35475d breaks LEOCHARRE/PDF-Burst-1.20.tar.gz.
  • Perl #127494: Bleadperl v5.23.7-331-g000814d breaks NEILB/Module-Info-0.37.tar.gz.
  • Perl #127616: Bleadperl v5.23.7-209-g2e2d740 breaks TNT/Syntax-Feature-Try-1.003.tar.gz.
  • Perl #127752: [Win32] bleadperl breaks Module::Build.
  • Perl #129953: lib/locale.t: Test failures and segfaulting on FreeBSD-11 and FreeBSD-12.
  • Perl #129224: Bleadperl v5.25.4-85-gf441d7d breaks XMATH/Data-Swap-0.08.tar.gz.
  • Perl #129345: perlmod doc bug wrt package scope.
  • Perl #129788: [PATCH] Fix possible memory leak in IO::Poll.
  • Perl #130194: [PATCH] Organize files in pod/.gitignore correctly.
  • Perl #130247: Perl_rpeep(OP *): Assertion failed.

Suggested patches

Tony Cook provided a patch (and revised it again) for Perl #127663 (Safety for -i option).


Sam Kington asked why does the debugger use single quotes when dumping strings?

Peter John Acklam asked (Math-BigInt OO design (again)) about an alternative name for the upcoming Math::BigReal.

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