Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 26th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017

Hey everyone and happy new year!

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


December 26th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017

News and updates

An update on Perl 5.24.1 and 5.22.3 from Sawyer X.

Grant reports

  • Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 report #154, #155.


New issues

  • Perl #130410: B::Debug remove from core distribution post-perl-5.26.
  • Perl #130423: DBL_MAX (and the like) not parsed.
  • Perl #130445: perl5db.t fails and crashes when trying to install Perl 5.25.9.
  • Perl #130447: Win32: Define __USE_MINGW_ANSI_STDIO for all gcc builds.
  • Perl #130467: Default perl builds to not include . in @INC (default_inc_excludes_dot).

Resolved issues

  • Perl #114466: [PATCH] Clarify purpose of installhtml.
  • Perl #121727: Bleadperl breaks MLEHMANN/AnyEvent-7.07.tar.gz on Windows.
  • Perl #127810: Provide -Dfortify_inc Configure option to remove . from @INC.
  • Perl #127981: [PATCH] Deep recursion warning with %Module::CoreList::version.
  • Perl #128139: Bleadperl v5.25.0-18-g1656665 breaks STBEY/Carp-Clan-6.04.tar.gz.
  • Perl #128967: Inconsistency between doc and code for chown using negative argument: -1.
  • Perl #129348: File::Find issue with link counts on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.
  • Perl #129354: Default configuration on x86_64-linux-gnu cannot build binary extension modules.
  • Perl #130068: setproctitle() support for DragonFly.
  • Perl #130188: Crash on return from substitution in subroutine.
  • Perl #130199: Text::CSV::Encoded is incorrectly forced to parse widechar.
  • Perl #130242: Undocumented change of UTF-8 delimiters to substitution.
  • Perl #130324: Inconsistent behaviour of continue inside given inside while.
  • Perl #130385: Bleadperl v5.25.7-12-ge03e82a breaks TDRUGEON/List-Pairwise-1.03.tar.gz.
  • Perl #130445: perl5db.t fails and crashes when trying to install Perl 5.25.9.

Rejected issue

  • Perl #130046: Bleadperl v5.25.6-90-g3619505 breaks SMUELLER/XS-TCC-0.04.tar.gz.

Suggested patches


Dave Mitchell shared his thoughts on (and initial implementation of) processing 8 bytes at a time in the regex engine. This would improve the speed of regular expression operations.

A discussion started regarding stack ref counting, which is a recurring issue.

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