Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: January 23rd-29th

Hey everyone,

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


January 23rd-29th

News and updates

Grant reports


New issues

  • Perl #130631: static build with gdbm + gettext.
  • Perl #130632: Memory leak in Perl_yylex.
  • Perl #130633: Bleadperl v5.25.8-223-ga0e213fcb5 breaks JV/EekBoek-
  • Perl #130639: Bleadperl v5.25.9-10-g3a0fe090c1 breaks SPROUT/JE-0.066.tar.gz.
  • Perl #130640: Bleadperl v5.25.8-47-gd1f8d421df breaks SPROUT/JE-0.066.tar.gz.
  • Perl #130641: Bleadperl v5.25.8-36-g6cdc5cd8f3 breaks HURRICUP/DTL-Fast-1.622.tar.gz.
  • Perl #130642: lex_allbrackets handling and S_tokereport.
  • Perl #130648: regcomp.c: Assertion failure.
  • Perl #130649: Threads, shared memory, blessed objects fail to call ->DESTROY method.
  • Perl #130651: regcomp.c: Assertion failure.
  • Perl #130655: Bleadperl v5.25.8-68-g94749a5ed2 breaks MAUKE/Quote-Ref-0.03.tar.gz.
  • Perl #130656: Bleadperl v5.25.8-145-g188d22cf71 breaks AMBS/Lingua-Identifier-0.01.tar.gz.
  • Perl #130661: perly.c: Perl_yyparse: Assertion failure.
  • Perl #130666: toke.c: Assertion failure.
  • Perl #130667: sv.c: Assertion failure.
  • Perl #130668: poor argument parsing in pragma use open.
  • Perl #130669: sv.c: Assertion failure.

Resolved issues

Suggested patches

John Lightsey provided a patch in Perl #130635 to fix a stack overflow problem in Storable.


Craig Berry raised (test randomization (Re: slowness of ext/XS-APItest/t/handy.t,utf8.t)) into discussion the topic of randomization and determinism in tests.

Jim Keenen raised the problem of Scalar-List-Util being out of sync and suggests

Dave Mitchell asked about the status of ExtUtils::Constant.

Hugo van der Sanden suggests optimizing the run loop a tad and provided a branch with the patch for review: hv/runloop.

In an interesting thread, Yves Orton asked: Should we consider locked hashes a failed experiment? Yves also asks this question on

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