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  • Does anyone know the reason behind require($foo) only working when $foo has already got slashes and ".pm" on the end? i.e.: require IO::Socket; # works $var = "IO::Socket"; require $var; # fails $var ...
    Matt SergeantMatt Sergeant
    Nov 19, 2002 at 11:02 am
    Dec 11, 2002 at 11:40 am
  • Works for me. Sarathy gsar@ActiveState.com
    Gurusamy SarathyGurusamy Sarathy
    Nov 10, 2002 at 7:00 am
    Dec 2, 2002 at 2:08 am
  • Hi, Shouldn't the operation: perl -pi -e 's/foo/bar/' file be atomic? I mean: If something while perl is working hangs the system like a crash or a power failure all the data is lost. This is what ...
    Eduardo Pérez UretaEduardo Pérez Ureta
    Nov 17, 2002 at 9:44 am
    Nov 21, 2002 at 9:36 am
  • Hi All, A while back Salvador Fandino posted a patch/feature idea for providing proper assertions with debugger support. Personally I thought the idea was brilliant but refrained from commenting as I ...
    Orton, YvesOrton, Yves
    Nov 27, 2002 at 12:58 pm
    Feb 19, 2003 at 8:10 pm
  • If replying to this, please copy me into the reply. I read perl5-porters via the archive servers. Thanks. I am drafting a perl programming standard for internal use here, and had to think about "use ...
    Ian PhillippsIan Phillipps
    Nov 7, 2002 at 12:29 pm
    Nov 16, 2002 at 9:22 pm
  • The precedence and associativity of the conditional (ternary, ?:) operator are a bit weird. It took me a while to figure out the right way to understand them in C, which is pretty much as follows: ...
    Stephen McCamantStephen McCamant
    Nov 21, 2002 at 6:13 am
    Dec 23, 2002 at 4:46 am
  • .... is to go to http://bugs6.perl.org/perlbug/ and start looking at the open bugs. Of course, I'm partial to 5.8.0 :-) but anyone who has ever submitted bugs could for example take a peek at their ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 27, 2002 at 5:21 am
    Nov 30, 2002 at 11:08 pm
  • I found again code that did my @array1 = split '|', @array2; and I think that it'd be helpful to add a warning for this kind of counter-intuitive syntax. Any comments ? The code patch would be ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 21, 2002 at 1:09 pm
    Nov 25, 2002 at 11:19 am
  • This should reenable modifying $0, threaded or not. There are actually two patches: the first one is for all and somewhat tested, the second one is more experimental and for HP-UX. -- Jarkko ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 30, 2002 at 6:16 pm
    Dec 2, 2002 at 4:56 pm
  • One good question may be how to handle newlines in heretext, the only part that really matters because that's the only exception to the fact that newlines are nothing but whitespace from perl ...
    Dan KogaiDan Kogai
    Nov 24, 2002 at 5:43 pm
    Nov 27, 2002 at 5:48 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by khkramer@allafrica.com # Please include the string: [perl #18581] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    khkramer@allafrica.com (via RT)khkramer@allafrica.com (via RT)
    Nov 21, 2002 at 10:44 pm
    Dec 31, 2002 at 2:34 am
  • I'm not sure if this is still work in progress or if bug reports are called for. Please let me know! /usr/local/perl-5.8.0@18154/bin/perl -le ' use version; $v = version- new(5.00563); print $v- ...
    Andreas J. KoenigAndreas J. Koenig
    Nov 17, 2002 at 1:23 pm
    Dec 9, 2002 at 12:09 pm
  • Correct me if I am wrong (as I am sure someone will ;-}) but, the following code (run under 5.6 and 5.8): <<HERE my $text = ' word1 word2 word3 word4 word5 word6 '; my @words = ('word1', 'word3', ...
    Thomas BolioliThomas Bolioli
    Nov 2, 2002 at 5:49 pm
    Nov 19, 2002 at 10:32 pm
  • The subject says it all. I think this would be easier to handle and remember than the regexps described in perlfaq4.pod, "How do I determine whether a scalar is a number...". And it matches exactly ...
    Slaven RezicSlaven Rezic
    Nov 3, 2002 at 11:48 am
    Nov 4, 2002 at 9:01 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Nicholas Clark # Please include the string: [perl #18635] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 25, 2002 at 3:36 am
    Aug 24, 2011 at 1:14 am
  • # New Ticket Created by tim@consultix-inc.com # Please include the string: [perl #18651] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    tim@consultix-inc.com (via RT)tim@consultix-inc.com (via RT)
    Nov 25, 2002 at 1:09 am
    Dec 12, 2002 at 12:10 am
  • I was debugging a script and getting tons of warnings. I didn't want to go into the full debugger, just get a Carp-style backtrace. Of course, the warnings in question were in the core, so I couldn't ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Nov 18, 2002 at 6:57 am
    Nov 25, 2002 at 9:36 am
  • Sorry Allain, not time to split. Digging to find the cause of the new 64bit 'F's -- H.Merijn Brand Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://amsterdam.pm.org/) using perl-5.6.1, 5.8.0 & 633 on HP-UX 10.20 & ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 6, 2002 at 9:16 am
    Nov 7, 2002 at 4:17 pm
  • Hello all, I was wondering if there was a way to determine if a sub was called as a subroutine or as a method? I havent seen any way to do it, caller() doesnt seem to return this information, unless ...
    Orton, YvesOrton, Yves
    Nov 20, 2002 at 4:54 pm
    Nov 22, 2002 at 10:09 am
  • Hallo perl5-porters, I can fecth perl-5.6.x and perl-current, but not perl-5.8.x right now: Welcome to the rsync server for the Archive of perl/Changes. This server exposes only selected parts of the ...
    Gerrit P. HaaseGerrit P. Haase
    Nov 10, 2002 at 11:40 am
    Nov 11, 2002 at 12:17 am
  • Cygwin-1.3.16-1 on Win2k/sp-3 This is with the cygwin's 64bitint perl-5.8.0: /usr/bin/perl.exe "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e" "test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'b lib/arch')" t/*.t t/100_load...........ok ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 27, 2002 at 9:30 am
    Dec 6, 2002 at 2:59 pm
  • Robert, if I look at http://bugs6.perl.org/rt2/Ticket/Display.html?id=18725 I see that five messages are displayed, including followups by the person who reported the bug. However those messages ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 30, 2002 at 10:28 pm
    Dec 3, 2002 at 2:22 am
  • In many platforms either -lrt or -lposix4 is needed for nanosleep(), except that in IRIX including -lrt would cause unnecessary linking noise. --- Configure.dist 2002-11-20 17:08:39.000000000 +0200 ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 20, 2002 at 3:18 pm
    Nov 22, 2002 at 3:57 pm
  • Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail Failed List of Failed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ../ext/Encode/t/Encode.t 0 134 2698 11 0.41% 2688-2698 ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 3, 2002 at 3:39 pm
    Nov 5, 2002 at 8:54 pm
  • I'd expect the following to output 12,12; in fact it outputs 12,11 #!/usr/bin/perl -wl $x = 1; my $x = 2; { my $x = $x+10; print $x } { our $x = $x+10; print $x } Does anyone else agree that 'our' ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Nov 23, 2002 at 3:15 pm
    Jan 22, 2003 at 10:34 pm
  • -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Moin, v0.01: perl -Ilib -MMath::BigFloat -wle 'print Math::BigFloat- new("8.1e") + 1' NaN v1.64: perl -MMath::BigFloat -wle 'print Math::BigFloat- new("8.1e") + 1' ...
    TelsTels
    Nov 21, 2002 at 8:49 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 3:28 pm
  • I guess if one were ambitious one would encode this in the dec_osf hints file but the flu I've got has pretty much drained my ambition. --- README.tru64.dist 2002-11-03 03:37:25.000000000 +0200 +++ ...
    Jarkko HietaniemiJarkko Hietaniemi
    Nov 3, 2002 at 2:37 am
    Nov 4, 2002 at 12:25 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by atatat@atatdot.net # Please include the string: [perl #18238] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    atatat@atatdot.net (via RT)atatat@atatdot.net (via RT)
    Nov 6, 2002 at 4:52 am
    Dec 9, 2002 at 1:22 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Paul Makepeace # Please include the string: [perl #18571] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Paul MakepeacePaul Makepeace
    Nov 21, 2002 at 4:00 pm
    Dec 2, 2002 at 1:54 pm
  • Anyone knows what the HINT_NEW_* constants in perl.h are about ? They're intended to be stored in PL_hints, are only tested for in toke.c, and are apparently never set anywhere.
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 27, 2002 at 10:29 pm
    Nov 28, 2002 at 10:15 pm
  • I've been receiving bug reports that 5.8.0's MakeMaker broke this style: perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=foo make test make install PREFIX=bar ie. configure and build the module in one prefix, but actually ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 26, 2002 at 10:12 am
    Nov 26, 2002 at 10:22 pm
  • This Week on perl5-porters (11-17 November 2002) I finally found time to produce a new instance of this weekly selection. Read about Unicode chars in POD, an incompatible change in a widely (and ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 19, 2002 at 9:10 am
    Nov 20, 2002 at 6:14 pm
  • t/Aliases........ok t/at-cn..........ok t/at-tw..........ok t/CJKT...........ok t/Encode.........ok 2491/2698assertion botched (chunk's tail overwrite?): *((cha r *)((caddr_t)ovp + nbytes - sizeof ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 14, 2002 at 1:03 pm
    Nov 15, 2002 at 10:24 am
  • # New Ticket Created by (Andreas J. Koenig) # Please include the string: [perl #18232] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Andreas J. Koenig) (via RTAndreas J. Koenig) (via RT
    Nov 6, 2002 at 5:25 am
    Nov 13, 2002 at 3:42 am
  • Dear all, now (at least) I understand the process and the history of the Pod::* "divergence" much better. And I do not see any issue that's worth fighting ;-) The previous statements on this thread ...
    Marek RouchalMarek Rouchal
    Nov 4, 2002 at 11:31 am
    Nov 28, 2002 at 1:02 am
  • Since being productive and processing round-tuits is so passe, I thought I'd share some non-scientific statistics. About 70% of email (by byte volume and count) received by perlbug is spam or a ...
    Robert SpierRobert Spier
    Nov 24, 2002 at 10:46 pm
    Nov 26, 2002 at 4:13 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Ronald Otto Valentin Fischer # Please include the string: [perl #18479] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Ronald Otto Valentin FischerRonald Otto Valentin Fischer
    Nov 18, 2002 at 3:40 pm
    Nov 25, 2002 at 3:43 am
  • io/openpid.t hangs on AIX-4.3.3 io/inplace.............................ok io/iprefix.............................ok io/nargv...............................ok io/open................................ok ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 19, 2002 at 9:06 am
    Nov 19, 2002 at 5:24 pm
  • This patch adds a bit of code, enabled by -DDEBUG_LEAKING_SCALARS, that helps a bit tracking down the dreaded 'N scalars leaked' at thread exit. It prints the addresses of all the leaked SVs, and ...
    Dave MitchellDave Mitchell
    Nov 14, 2002 at 11:05 pm
    Nov 16, 2002 at 11:20 pm
  • Hi porters, Now that ActiveState has released the first (beta) of 5.8, with large file support enabled, I wanted that feature to be configurable. I prepared the following patch, but I am not sure if ...
    Abe TimmermanAbe Timmerman
    Nov 10, 2002 at 1:06 pm
    Nov 10, 2002 at 8:24 pm
  • The boilerplate "don't edit this" text was missing from keywords.h; with this patch, the text is included. Note: this patch is against 5.8.0, since I can't get to bleadperl. Of course, I doubt it's ...
    Brent DaxBrent Dax
    Nov 7, 2002 at 3:49 am
    Nov 8, 2002 at 12:17 am
  • While working on Exporter::Simple, I noticed a strange behavior of Attribute::Handlers. This is on OS X 10.2.2 (not that I think that's got anything to do with it), perl 5.8.0 and A::H 0.78. ...
    Marcel GrünauerMarcel Grünauer
    Nov 21, 2002 at 5:19 pm
    Jan 20, 2003 at 3:14 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Harold Johnson # Please include the string: [perl #18257] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Harold JohnsonHarold Johnson
    Nov 8, 2002 at 12:26 am
    Jan 3, 2003 at 11:40 am
  • Here's a little something I've had kicking around for a while. I thought it was about time I threw it out for comment. What it does is call a C function when a CV is about to be destroyed. I am ...
    Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson
    Nov 27, 2002 at 11:00 pm
    Dec 10, 2002 at 1:42 am
  • I've completely revised the report algorithm, and compression of failures is much better now :) · AIX-4.3.3 is back with the lastest OS updates, and a new vac-5.0.2.6 · Cygwin-1.3.16-1 does not hang ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 28, 2002 at 12:25 pm
    Nov 29, 2002 at 11:11 am
  • I've upgraded Cygwin to 1.3.16-1 yesterday, and the only failure was Encode, because the connection I had disallowed rsync, I guess that 1.83 solved that one. I'll check if the time-in-alarm is ...
    H.Merijn BrandH.Merijn Brand
    Nov 26, 2002 at 9:14 am
    Nov 27, 2002 at 5:12 pm
  • Why did MakeMaker depricate the PREFIX=... usage for perl 5.8.0? These used to work fine on older versions: make PREFIX=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr install PREFIX=/usr/local make install make install ...
    Rob BrownRob Brown
    Nov 19, 2002 at 8:41 pm
    Nov 20, 2002 at 1:34 am
  • I've noticed the Changes file hasn't been updated in about two months. Without it, its very hard for me to sync MakeMaker with any changes that have gone on in bleadperl. I don't think anything's ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 17, 2002 at 2:28 am
    Nov 18, 2002 at 6:36 am
  • I have sent this patch back in August, but it seems to have gone lost. http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2002-08/msg01527.html It still applies against 18113. Against MM-6.05 it ...
    Andreas J. KoenigAndreas J. Koenig
    Nov 6, 2002 at 7:04 pm
    Nov 10, 2002 at 12:14 am
  • Test::Harness:Straps contains the following code: if( $result{number} 100000 ) { warn "Enormous test number seen [test $result{number}]\n"; warn "Can't detailize, too big.\n"; } This means that if ...
    AbigailAbigail
    Nov 8, 2002 at 4:32 pm
    Nov 8, 2002 at 9:25 pm
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