Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: January 16th-22nd

Hey everyone,

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


January 16th-22nd

News and updates

Perl 5.25.9 is now available!

Abigail has implemented the discussed deprecations published with a few changes.

New API function ML:available:#242422 op_class. was updated to version 2.16.

Grant reports


New issues

Jan Dubois reports (Building Perl on Cygwin: /proc/curproc/exe) 5.24.0 and 5.24.1 hang in the Configure phase on Cygwin.

Resolved issues

Suggested patches

Christian Millour provided (Re: [PATCH] Re: no '"my $b" used in sort comparison' warning when $bis dereferenced ?) a patch to the documentation regarding the nature of $a and $b in sort().

Neil Bowers suggested updating the NAME documentation of Getopt::Std.

Andy Lester provided several patches:

  • Perl #130591: [PATCH] Make arguments to S_invlist_is_iterating and S_invlist_max be const.
  • Perl #130592: [PATCH] Add prototypes for 6 mathoms to satisfy -Wmissing-prototypes.
  • Perl #130596: Perl_utf8_to_uvchr_buf has no prototype in any .h file.


Dave Mitchell asked several questions about the slowness of two tests: ext/XS-APItest/t/handy.t and ext/XS-APItest/t/utf8.t.

Todd Rinaldo sent an email to cpan-workers regarding the toolchain and removal of . from @INC. Discussion continued.

Dave Mitchell has made the desired changes to the output format of op_dump() discussed previously.

Karl Williamson notes that perl still attempts to compile regular expressions, even if there are parsing errors, and wonders if there's a valid reason for it.

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