Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: September 25th - October 1st

Hey everyone,

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


September 25th - October 1st

News and Updates

I'm looking for a release manager for the last releases of 5.27.x in March of 2018.


New Issues

Resolved Issues

  • Perl #120174: Debugger command regression: Now requires more spaces.
  • Perl #121440: spurious lstat calls in Perl_do_readline / glob.
  • Perl #131532: swap needs to be removed from perlreapi.

Suggested Patches

Patches by Nicholas R. (Atoomic):

  • Perl #132159 (Use preprocessor check for some DEBUG_X_TEST calls in sv.c and toke.c).
  • Perl #132160 (Use SvLEN_set/SvCUR_set in a few extra locations).
  • Perl #132171: Minor speedup improvement for pp_require.

Bo Lindbergh provided a patch for Perl #105918: Tied hashes stringify their hash keys as of 5.8.3.


Yves Orton raised an interesting problem with \G appearing not at the beginning of a string.

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