Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: July 24th-30th

Hey everyone,

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


July 24th-30th

News and Updates

We are now tracking all blockers for 5.30 in Perl #131806.


New Issues

  • Perl #131786: Linker error with pp.o if -mieee-fp is in CFLAGS: "multiple definition of _LIB_VERSION".
  • Perl #131663: Bleadperl v5.27.0-132-g13f4dd346e breaks JDDPAUSE/MarpaX-Languages-M4-0.017.tar.gz.
  • Perl #131809: Configure script doesn't recognize GCC 6 or 7.
  • Perl #131810: Bleadperl v5.27.1-12-gfce4ebb4e9 breaks NEZUMI/Unicode-BiDiRule-0.03.tar.gz.
  • Perl #131811: panic: previous op failed to extend arg stack.

Resolved Issues

  • Perl #131726: [Win32] perl.h remaps strtoll and strtoull incorrectly.
  • Perl #78288: ref and other ops are inefficient in boolean context.

Suggested Patches

Father Chrysostomos provided (Re: destabilizing mergesort) a patch to allow unstable sorting.

Tony Cook provided a patch for Perl #131777: signatures accept fancy assignment operators.

Tony also provided a patch for Perl #131793: heap-buffer-overflow in Perl_sv_vcatpvfn_flags.

Sullivan Beck provided a patch to update Locale::Codes from 3.52 to 3.53.


Jim Keenen asks whether the POSIX 2008 functions could be implemented in core, and whether they should.

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