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  • Some brainstorming went on at TPC about 5.9, and I'll chronicle what I can remember. Jos and I were talking about what new modules we'd like to see in 5.9 and came up with a simple criterion for ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 2, 2002 at 11:34 pm
    Aug 9, 2002 at 9:26 am
  • Hi, Here is a list of things that I would like to see in 5.10 - Scrapped magic system, replaced by parrot PMCs, all complex types use PMCs - Strict typing pragma - Reduced memory overhead by trading ...
    Arthur BergmanArthur Bergman
    Aug 8, 2002 at 9:13 am
    Aug 19, 2002 at 8:43 am
  • Below is a patch to enable (de)serializing of CODE references. All old Storable tests still work, and so do all CODE variations I can think of. Some points are still open: - I would like an expert to ...
    Slaven RezicSlaven Rezic
    Aug 9, 2002 at 3:05 pm
    Aug 20, 2002 at 3:30 pm
  • Patch after sig. Count me frustrated, since my code works just fine except for the fact that ref() is never evaluated in a list context! This doesn't seem to do anything: if ( GIMME_V != G_ARRAY ) ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Aug 14, 2002 at 8:48 am
    Oct 17, 2002 at 12:50 pm
  • More chronicles from TPC. As mentioned earlier, XS is kinda nasty. Inline::C automates a lot of it. Ingy has made the suggestion that if Inline::C is in 5.9 we can eliminate much of the XS code from ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 2, 2002 at 11:47 pm
    Aug 7, 2002 at 11:30 am
  • bleedperl seems to be not quite handling C<shift // $default correctly. ctriv@arwen:~/misc/bleedperl/dist/bin$ ./perl5.9.0 my $foo = shift // 0; Warning: Use of "shift" without parens is ambiguous at ...
    Chris ReinhardtChris Reinhardt
    Aug 9, 2002 at 7:30 pm
    Aug 16, 2002 at 11:41 am
  • Patch after sig is a combination of my previous two patches with a significant bug fix in sv_setsv_flags as well as a little bit of documentation in perlguts.pod. John p.s. I used 'diff -p' because ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Aug 10, 2002 at 7:56 pm
    Sep 27, 2002 at 11:15 am
  • As promised on P5P, this is the first version of my proof of concept implementation for shared variables using a seperate thread. Have fun and let me know if it helps you. Liz ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Aug 9, 2002 at 8:15 pm
    Aug 13, 2002 at 8:34 pm
  • The following patch is an attempt to speed up the loading of Config.pm and make it use a bit less memory. It also cleans things up a little. My original approach was to put the config information ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:42 pm
    Sep 9, 2002 at 9:49 pm
  • Has anyone seen this on Solaris with 5.8.0: print sprintf ( "%.16g\n" , -0.0005000000000000000104 ) ; print sprintf ( "%.16g\n" , -0.00049999999999999999999999999999999999999 ) ; print sprintf ( ...
    Michael MinichinoMichael Minichino
    Aug 15, 2002 at 1:55 pm
    Aug 19, 2002 at 6:29 pm
  • In repairing Test::Builder to work with ithreads again I ran into some broken parts of threads::shared. These things only manifest themselves as part of Test::Builder, I can't get them to break ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 26, 2002 at 12:12 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 10:51 am
  • Is it possible to get at the process number of the process handling a thread? I realise that it is not portable, but a combination of the process number and "nice" would give you some kind of ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Aug 1, 2002 at 5:22 pm
    Aug 2, 2002 at 1:38 pm
  • Noticed in the cygwin build for -Duse64bitint ext/threads/t/thread.................skipping test on this platform ext/Time/HiRes/HiRes.................Use of uninitialized value in division (/) at ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Aug 7, 2002 at 9:07 am
    Sep 12, 2002 at 2:56 pm
  • I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (and I don't *hear* a train ;~) in my earth-shattering (!) set of patches the completely change the way Perl treats versions. I had a few minutes while ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Aug 28, 2002 at 4:02 pm
    Sep 11, 2002 at 11:54 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Mark-Jason Dominus # Please include the string: [perl #16677] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Mark-Jason DominusMark-Jason Dominus
    Aug 21, 2002 at 1:59 am
    Aug 29, 2002 at 2:01 pm
  • Here's a patch to implement a more POSIX-like behavior of getppid() on Linux; that is, return the same value from all threads. Basically this patch optionally stores the ppid in a global PL_ppid ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Aug 6, 2002 at 8:11 pm
    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:36 am
  • Raphael likes 'diff -p', Jarkko liked 'diff -u', so I usually use 'diff -pu' My mailer has no wrapping problem, but there are mailers knows to behave badly Porting/patching.pod should be brought up ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Aug 22, 2002 at 8:46 am
    Aug 25, 2002 at 3:59 pm
  • I'm tripping over a strange problem with Memoize. I've a simple script that plays the 'Snakes and Ladders' calculator game[1] (get a number - if it's even divide by 2, if it's odd multiply by 3 and ...
    Tony BowdenTony Bowden
    Aug 29, 2002 at 4:10 pm
    Sep 2, 2002 at 2:59 pm
  • Ah yes it combines two bad designs, tie and storing the thing in memory anyways. So it is both slow and uses tons of memory :-) A quick solution is to use restricted and locked hashes and load the ...
    Arthur BergmanArthur Bergman
    Aug 19, 2002 at 2:47 pm
    Aug 27, 2002 at 2:39 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by abigail@foad.org # Please include the string: [perl #16010] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    abigail@foad.org (via RT)abigail@foad.org (via RT)
    Aug 6, 2002 at 3:39 pm
    Aug 12, 2002 at 11:04 pm
  • The attached proof-of-concept patch (requires Crypt::OpenPGP) adds a 'make distsign' target that implements ANDK's suggestions about including a signed MD5 fingerprinting of individual module files, ...
    Autrijus TangAutrijus Tang
    Aug 12, 2002 at 12:17 pm
    Oct 11, 2002 at 7:12 am
  • The attached patch does the following: 1) no longer pads to three decimal places when stringifying a version; numified versions are still zero-padded $ ./perl -l $ver = new version v1.2.3; print ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Aug 29, 2002 at 2:14 am
    Sep 3, 2002 at 7:34 pm
  • If Net::Domain::hostname is returning undef, then test 1 of lib/Net/t/hostname.t correctly fails. However, it also issues 2 needless "uninitialized value in string" warnings: $ PERL_CORE=1 ./perl ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 24, 2002 at 4:30 pm
    Sep 2, 2002 at 3:11 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, Rob Park (Bcc:ed) noticed that Pod::Usage breaks when used together with "use bignum;". It turned out that bignum is innocent this time, and Pod::Usage is ...
    TelsTels
    Aug 21, 2002 at 5:38 pm
    Aug 30, 2002 at 2:42 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, I am still on the _copy() problem in FastCalc. I spent now several hours just with the _copy() routine alone and still can't find my error. It passes all ...
    TelsTels
    Aug 22, 2002 at 6:42 pm
    Aug 27, 2002 at 7:54 am
  • Is it possible to overload the lock() function/builtin/operator (whatever it is) so that I can have: lock( $object ); with $object being something unshared but because of the overload of lock(), have ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Aug 31, 2002 at 6:11 pm
    Sep 2, 2002 at 9:30 am
  • I've come to the conclusion that the current way threads are implemented in Perl basically are useless for anything serious, specifically for anything that looks like client <- server. Which I think ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Aug 19, 2002 at 8:17 pm
    Aug 21, 2002 at 8:20 am
  • Here's the complete pseudo-hash removal patch. No warnings, no problems, all tests pass. I'll be providing some performance benchmarks shortly, just waiting for perl to rebuild with -O3. o fields.pm ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 6, 2002 at 8:06 pm
    Aug 17, 2002 at 2:03 am
  • # New Ticket Created by "J. Waalboer" # Please include the string: [perl #16206] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    J. WaalboerJ. Waalboer
    Aug 14, 2002 at 2:15 pm
    Aug 30, 2002 at 8:09 am
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, this is not an announcement, more like a prediction. Or a prophecy, if you will. This project was at the back of my head (and the front, the sides and in the ...
    TelsTels
    Aug 10, 2002 at 10:01 pm
    Aug 13, 2002 at 8:18 pm
  • Hi, I hadn't realized that my name wasn't in my From: when I sent the mails that got me listed in AUTHORS.html, I'd appreciate if it was updated to show me as Sean Davis <dive@ender.com rather than ...
    Sean DavisSean Davis
    Aug 30, 2002 at 10:51 am
    Sep 4, 2002 at 12:49 pm
  • HI, I am trying to do cross-compilation of perl. While doing configure, I get this error message in the end. Does any body have any idea, what is this issue? Checking the format strings to be used ...
    Nitin GuptaNitin Gupta
    Aug 13, 2002 at 6:05 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 1:34 am
  • I discovered that the two patterns below are not identical. (\d{,4}) isn't discussed in perlre, but it triggers no warnings, and causes the match to fail completely. Not exactly a bug, but certainly ...
    John P. LindermanJohn P. Linderman
    Aug 9, 2002 at 3:08 pm
    Aug 11, 2002 at 3:38 pm
  • Is there a way to find out in what (Unicode) character encoding Carp is generating its messages? Or is this always in UTF-8? Or have I put my finger on a potential problem? The reason I'm asking is ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Aug 29, 2002 at 2:03 pm
    Aug 30, 2002 at 9:06 pm
  • This patch implements a new pragma, perl6ish, to optionally enable Perl 6-like constructs to come. Currently it enables the // and //= operators (disabled by default). 'err' is more difficult to ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Aug 27, 2002 at 9:03 pm
    Aug 29, 2002 at 2:26 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by swift@post7.tele.dk # Please include the string: [perl #16785] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    swift@post7.tele.dk (via RT)swift@post7.tele.dk (via RT)
    Aug 27, 2002 at 4:15 pm
    Aug 28, 2002 at 7:12 am
  • The problem is best illustrated by this: $ perl -MConfig -e 'use lib $Config{installsitelib}' %Config::Config is read-only BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at -e line 1. The patch is against #17735. ...
    Anton BerezinAnton Berezin
    Aug 20, 2002 at 9:45 pm
    Aug 25, 2002 at 3:14 pm
  • This has come up before and it came up again at TPC. Uncompressed, the perl distribution is currently 53520K. 7927K of that is Change logs. 4763K of that is the 5.8 changelog alone. 515K of that is ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Aug 2, 2002 at 11:33 pm
    Aug 5, 2002 at 2:03 pm
  • Alain, thank you very much for oarticipating in the smoke suite! You are very helpful Nick, "Smoke 17791 SuSE Linux 7.0 (PPC) linux - 2.2.16" is a very obvious PerlIO problem. -- H.Merijn Brand ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Aug 28, 2002 at 11:53 am
    Sep 4, 2002 at 8:44 am
  • ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@17788.tgz ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@17788.tbz http://www.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@17788.tgz ...
    HvHv
    Aug 27, 2002 at 2:32 am
    Aug 28, 2002 at 8:14 am
  • Attached please find the first patch to add version objects to Perl. This patch depends on my prior vstring_magic patch. I have not provided tests or docs patches yet, since this patch is only the ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Aug 15, 2002 at 2:06 pm
    Aug 22, 2002 at 1:22 am
  • Hi, I have a plan for some simple regex optimisations. I don't know if any of them are being performed already, or if they're already appearing as a side-effect of compilation. perltodo states: ...
    Chris BallChris Ball
    Aug 20, 2002 at 11:41 pm
    Aug 21, 2002 at 9:40 pm
  • Attached. cheers, -- Iain.
    Iain TruskettIain Truskett
    Aug 16, 2002 at 6:23 am
    Aug 19, 2002 at 3:22 pm
  • Ted, Last December, Michael posted... http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2001-12/msg01906.html which points out that SmallProf .9 is broken with (what was then 5.8.0 to be.) His ...
    Robert SpierRobert Spier
    Aug 7, 2002 at 9:29 pm
    Aug 12, 2002 at 9:35 pm
  • I believe I have finally found a way to have v-strings operate in a sane fashion, with a simple SvVOK() test as well as maintaining a copy of the original string representation. All tests pass!!! I ...
    John PeacockJohn Peacock
    Aug 9, 2002 at 12:30 am
    Aug 9, 2002 at 9:04 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Christopher Solomon # Please include the string: [perl #15957] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Christopher SolomonChristopher Solomon
    Aug 2, 2002 at 10:46 pm
    Oct 2, 2002 at 3:06 pm
  • Ok. Here is the patch in diff -u format. I got the Html.pm as via rsync off the activestate server (as per perl5 porters faq) And it hasn't been updated recently. You can see my original message at ...
    DHDH
    Aug 22, 2002 at 2:03 am
    Aug 26, 2002 at 4:14 pm
  • ithreads are not compiling (on FreeBSD). Unthreaded builds do seem to compile fine. The error is this: CCCMD = cc -DPERL_CORE -c -DHAS_FPSETMASK -DHAS_FLOATINGPOINT_H -fno-strict-aliasing ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Aug 23, 2002 at 9:40 am
    Aug 23, 2002 at 3:57 pm
  • Hi all, following code causes SIGSEGV:( === use strict; use threads; use open ':locale'; my $thr = threads- new(\&sub1, 'param1', 'param2'); sub sub1 { my @inboud_parameters = @_; print "in the ...
    Ing. Roman VasicekIng. Roman Vasicek
    Aug 22, 2002 at 9:39 am
    Aug 22, 2002 at 4:40 pm
  • Hi Porters, a somewhat surprising change in perl-5.8 is that signal handlers aren't installed with SA_RESTART any longer (contradicting perlvar.pod). This breaks some of our programs, which e.g. use: ...
    Michael SchroederMichael Schroeder
    Aug 9, 2002 at 7:22 pm
    Aug 14, 2002 at 3:34 pm
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