Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: November 13th-20th

Hey everyone,

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


November 13th-20th

News and Updates

Perl 5.27.6 has been released!

Karl Williamson updates about his branch for word-at-a-time searches for UTF-8 invariants. His branch provides up to 800% improvement in speed on 64 bit.

Grant Reports

  • Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 September report.
  • Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 weekly report #184.
  • Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 weekly report #185.
  • Zefram 2017 Week 44 report.
  • Zefram 2017 Week 45 report.
  • Zefram 2017 Week 46 report.


New Issues

Resolved Issues

Rejected Issues

  • Perl #3270: No check whether operators are overloaded to lvalue functions.
  • Perl #92704: Inconsistent proto warnings.
  • Perl #115858: Perl_debug_log and Perl_error_log macro handles must be cached to avoid multiple evaluation.
  • Perl #115860: multiple evaluation problems in Perl_nextargv.
  • Perl #121553: perlbug should offer to execute a mailto link.
  • Perl #122122: [PATCH] PERL_UNUSED_CONTEXT audit.
  • Perl #132443: Cygwin::win_to_posix_path() fails, possible memory corruption.
  • Perl #132448: Carp quoting issue.

Suggested Patches

Steve Hay provided a patch in Perl #123113 to add optional GCC-only support for using long doubles on Win32.

Steve also provided a patch in Perl #125827 to PathTools to not require() modules in subs likely to be in loops.

Hauke D. provided a patch in Perl #132475 to handle LAYER argument in Tie::StdHandle::BINMODE.


Paul Evans and Zefram discuss (Signature parsing compiler functions) an API for parsing signatures.

Zefram has a suggestion of utilizing the smart match syntax to support type checks in signatures.

Zefram also suggested moving signatures syntax to square brackets ([]).

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