Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: February 27th - March 5th

Hey everyone,

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


February 27th - March 5th

News and updates

Perl 5.25.11 will be released on March to allow more another development release testing for @INC changes.


New issues

  • Perl #130893: Reuse code from defined macro.
  • Perl #130903: caller_cx(0,NULL) returns NULL.
  • Perl #130907: unicode_strings feature doesn't work with split ' '.
  • Perl #130921: Bleadperl v5.25.5-100-g2b5e7bc2e6 breaks JDDPAUSE/re-engine-GNU-0.021.tar.gz.

Resolved issues

  • Perl #130853: system() does not return -1 in low-memory situations.

Suggested patches

Jim Keenen provided a patch in Perl #130885 on how to use Devel::PatchPerl to repair older builds with an example from bisecting Perl #72414 (UTF-16 filters do not handle all surrogates gracefully).

Josef Kutej provided a patch in Perl #130902 to update the perlfunc synopsis about alarm.

Pali provided a patch in Perl #130801 (SvNV() does not store computed value to NV slot) to clarify the expected behavior.

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