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  • My friend has recently graduated from the Technion in Electrical Engineering. He knows English very well, but is short of practical experience in programming. To remedy this, he decided to install ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Nov 27, 2003 at 9:35 am
    Dec 3, 2003 at 7:36 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by timbo@dansat.data-plan.com # Please include the string: [perl #24463] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    timbo@dansat.data-plan.com (via RT)timbo@dansat.data-plan.com (via RT)
    Nov 10, 2003 at 11:55 pm
    Nov 19, 2003 at 1:14 pm
  • I asked this question in the perl-win32-users@activestate.com forum, but apparently there isn't the right level of expertise there to provide a definitive answer, so I'm trying here... if there is a ...
    Glenn LindermanGlenn Linderman
    Nov 25, 2003 at 10:14 pm
    Nov 29, 2003 at 7:21 pm
  • Hi all, As we have seen in the last month, both UNIVERSAL:: and UNIVERSAL.pm are broken in concept. Multiple fixes/workarounds have been discussed, but none took. So I took some time to layout the ...
    Michael JacobMichael Jacob
    Nov 3, 2003 at 8:38 pm
    Nov 10, 2003 at 5:04 pm
  • Having been bitten today by the fact that I can't call an INIT block by name (which is not documented as far as I know), I decided to take the bull by the horns and write some corrections and ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Nov 29, 2003 at 10:16 pm
    Dec 3, 2003 at 1:30 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by "Scott Roy" # Please include the string: [perl #24407] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Scott RoyScott Roy
    Nov 5, 2003 at 5:25 am
    Nov 18, 2003 at 1:12 am
  • It turns out that `make install' does not support specification of PREFIX= argument - as I think it did before. Actually, it pretends it supports DESTDIR= (which is not a substitution for PREFIX, ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Nov 5, 2003 at 4:19 am
    Nov 10, 2003 at 10:17 pm
  • I'm confused about which of the read/sysread/PerlIO_read calls are blocking and which aren't. perlfunc/perliol aren't very helpful at explaining that. Though they give some pointers that may or may ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Nov 3, 2003 at 7:14 pm
    Nov 10, 2003 at 5:33 pm
  • Hi. I'm getting confused about versions and Perl. I'd like your opinion. More specifically, about the format of versions and how I should sort them. First off, packages (ie code inside Acme::Buffy ...
    Leon BrocardLeon Brocard
    Nov 23, 2003 at 11:27 am
    Nov 24, 2003 at 10:56 pm
  • Any reason why perl@21538 doesn't install xsubpp? Paul
    Paul MarquessPaul Marquess
    Nov 30, 2003 at 3:48 pm
    Dec 3, 2003 at 6:48 am
  • I have a module (Solaris::Kstat) which implements a tied hash entirely from XSUB code. This works fine in 5.6.1, but cores in 5.8.2. I've added some debug code, and whilst all the other XSUB tied ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Nov 14, 2003 at 11:31 pm
    Nov 19, 2003 at 12:58 pm
  • I just integrated Test::Harness 2.38 in bleadperl (change 21827). prove is now installed in the executables directories. I had to apply the patch below to the Test::Harness distribution to make the ...
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 30, 2003 at 9:54 pm
    Dec 14, 2003 at 10:05 pm
  • The t(ar) command of instmodsh does not work on freebsd4.6. I think this patch should be more portable: Regards, Slaven --- bleedperl/lib/ExtUtils/instmodsh Wed Nov 5 00:05:05 2003 +++ ...
    Slaven RezicSlaven Rezic
    Nov 18, 2003 at 9:47 pm
    Nov 20, 2003 at 12:05 pm
  • I'm afraid I haven't been paying enough attention to p5p lately. I too was surprised by the arrival of 5.8.2, so I haven't tested my Thread::xxx modules with 5.8.2-RCx. I guess I have to get used to ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Nov 9, 2003 at 1:03 pm
    Nov 13, 2003 at 10:19 pm
  • I have a box here with a fresh install of Cygwin, gcc-3.3.1, Berkeley DB 4.1.25, I'm not sure why the DB stuff fails, it didn't fail at my home box were I built 5.8.2, but when I rebuild DB_File here ...
    Gerrit P. HaaseGerrit P. Haase
    Nov 10, 2003 at 12:56 am
    Dec 13, 2003 at 10:16 pm
  • (For the porters: the bug is that this: % perl -le '$^E = -1728; print $^E+0 for 0,1' Should return this: -1728 -1728 But in some cases, returns this: -1728 22 Odd.) I am building with the defaults, ...
    Chris NandorChris Nandor
    Nov 19, 2003 at 3:33 pm
    Nov 20, 2003 at 2:40 pm
  • It looks like Test::Harness is upgraded on 5.6.2, but that it contains the 5.8.1 version rather than the 5.8.2 version: $ perl5.6.0 -MTest::Harness -e 'print "$Test::Harness::VERSION\n"' 1.1604 ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Nov 14, 2003 at 2:33 pm
    Nov 14, 2003 at 10:15 pm
  • On OS/2 File::Copy::copy would not overwrite by default. Thus some files may not be updated by `make install'. Enjoy, Ilya --- ./installperl-pre Sun Aug 31 09:58:48 2003 +++ ./installperl Tue Nov 4 ...
    Ilya ZakharevichIlya Zakharevich
    Nov 5, 2003 at 4:07 am
    Nov 12, 2003 at 11:05 am
  • Two changes are in this patch: all regexp tests are changed to use qr(...) for better diagnostics, and catch error messages if Log::Agent is installed (note that Storable has explicit Log::Agent ...
    Slaven RezicSlaven Rezic
    Nov 9, 2003 at 10:11 am
    Jan 25, 2004 at 10:43 pm
  • Hi, Now that 5.8.2 has been released, Michael G Schwern has accepted to consider my patch to add support for C++ modules for inclusion on MakeMaker but he has requested me to get it reviewed by ...
    Salvador "Fandiño"Salvador "Fandiño"
    Nov 20, 2003 at 8:43 pm
    Nov 30, 2003 at 10:24 am
  • I notice this code in hv.c: keysv = sv_2mortal(newSVsv(keysv)); I wonder why it's not written: kevsv = sv_mortalcopy(keysv); That would be this: SV * Perl_sv_mortalcopy(pTHX_ SV *oldstr) { register ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 18, 2003 at 10:42 pm
    Nov 29, 2003 at 5:56 pm
  • All, below find a patch for dynaloader that stores the names of the shared objects that are loaded into perl. Its intended for use with PAR (for run time detection of shared objects rather than ...
    Edward S. PeschkoEdward S. Peschko
    Nov 25, 2003 at 4:19 am
    Nov 28, 2003 at 4:02 pm
  • Building bleadperl with Compaq C V6.5-001 on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1 I see: nkeysv = sv_2mortal(newSVpvn(key,klen)); ................^ %CC-E-UNDECLARED, In this statement, "nkeysv" is not declared. at ...
    Craig A. BerryCraig A. Berry
    Nov 22, 2003 at 4:29 am
    Nov 26, 2003 at 8:26 pm
  • I plan to release perl 5.6.2 tomorrow or sunday. If you have unreported problems it's time to tell me :)
    Rafael Garcia-SuarezRafael Garcia-Suarez
    Nov 14, 2003 at 1:17 pm
    Nov 14, 2003 at 7:25 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Chip Salzenberg # Please include the string: [perl #24468] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Chip SalzenbergChip Salzenberg
    Nov 12, 2003 at 6:12 am
    Dec 21, 2003 at 11:03 pm
  • 10

    5.8.2

    Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor! Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail! Have we not stood here like trees in the ground ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 5, 2003 at 11:35 pm
    Nov 8, 2003 at 11:12 am
  • I've just released Test::Harness 2.36. As of 2.32, T::H has come with the new F<prove command-line utility for running tests. My unabashed goal for prove is to change the way people think about ...
    Andy LesterAndy Lester
    Nov 14, 2003 at 7:33 pm
    Dec 3, 2003 at 1:30 am
  • On a -Duselongdouble perl: $ perl -le 'printf "%.40g ", 0.01; print' 0.009999999999999999999796712092658967918624 $ perl -le 'printf "%.40g", 0.01; print' 0.0100000000000000002082 Regards, Adi
    Enache AdrianEnache Adrian
    Nov 24, 2003 at 6:06 am
    Nov 28, 2003 at 11:57 pm
  • Hi, previously there was a discussion on clpm regarding the merrits or non-merrits of package Bla; require Exporter; @ISA = qw(Exporter); versus the simpler and cleaner package Bla; use base ...
    Tassilo von ParsevalTassilo von Parseval
    Nov 7, 2003 at 4:22 pm
    Nov 28, 2003 at 10:02 pm
  • Is it a bug or a feature? # perl -e 'open F, "/" and defined(scalar <F ) and print "ok\n"; print "$!\n"' Is a directory but # perl -e 'undef $/;open F, "/" and defined(scalar <F ) and print "ok\n"; ...
    Torsten FoertschTorsten Foertsch
    Nov 7, 2003 at 7:35 pm
    Nov 25, 2003 at 10:30 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by "Berger, Daniel" # Please include the string: [perl #24439] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Berger, DanielBerger, Daniel
    Nov 9, 2003 at 8:02 pm
    Nov 23, 2003 at 11:18 pm
  • I've appended the current draft of perldelta for 5.8.2 Is there anything I've missed? Nicholas Clark =head1 NAME perldelta - what is new for perl v5.8.2 =head1 DESCRIPTION This document describes ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 1, 2003 at 6:09 pm
    Nov 4, 2003 at 9:04 pm
  • Nick, What is your intention for how 5.8.n where 'n' is = 3 will handle the hash key binary compatibility issue? At what point will we break backwards binary compatibility and just have *all* hashing ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Nov 3, 2003 at 10:16 am
    Nov 4, 2003 at 9:22 am
  • Ok. I think it would be useful to have two test-files for tests that can check the hash-randomization triggers and PERL_HASH_SEED code. I offer a file that collides with PERL_HASH_SEED=193 in ...
    Scott A CrosbyScott A Crosby
    Nov 2, 2003 at 3:28 am
    Nov 3, 2003 at 9:10 am
  • Ok, this might in fact be a Cygwin problem. Cygwin & Cwd. The following produces the error "Usage: Cwd::cwd() at Module.pm line 6." under Cygwin perl 5.8.x, but not under MSWin32 perl 5.6.x & 5.8.x. ...
    Randy W. SimsRandy W. Sims
    Nov 15, 2003 at 3:57 pm
    Nov 22, 2003 at 8:57 am
  • # New Ticket Created by jim@rrsl.rsmas.miami.edu # Please include the string: [perl #24471] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    jim@rrsl.rsmas.miami.edu (via RT)jim@rrsl.rsmas.miami.edu (via RT)
    Nov 12, 2003 at 6:13 am
    Nov 18, 2003 at 4:06 pm
  • I need to clone an object which contains a reference to a C struct, so it won't crash on DESTROY under threads trying to free an already freed by another thread C struct. I'm trying to figure out how ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Nov 14, 2003 at 9:56 am
    Nov 15, 2003 at 6:29 pm
  • ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-03:08.realpath.asc Patch below sig. Casey West -- Shooting yourself in the foot with Fortran You shoot yourself in each toe, iteratively, ...
    Casey WestCasey West
    Nov 3, 2003 at 3:06 pm
    Nov 4, 2003 at 9:02 pm
  • Hugo, are you going to adopt 5.8.2's hashing logic and PL_rehash_seed(_set)? symbols going to be in 5.9.0 or do you keep the 5.8.1's scheme (only PL_hash_seed(_set)?). I need to know that so I can ...
    Stas BekmanStas Bekman
    Nov 3, 2003 at 8:30 pm
    Nov 4, 2003 at 1:26 pm
  • I'm playing with upgrading perlbug this weekend... so.. it may be unavailable. No mail/tickets will be lost. I'll send out an email when all returns to normal. -R
    Robert SpierRobert Spier
    Nov 27, 2003 at 7:34 pm
    Jan 21, 2004 at 7:55 pm
  • Since 5.003_01 Perl's hash functions have been available with 2 APIs. The original API takes a char */STRLEN pair for the key. 5.003_01 introduced a second API that takes SVs, and for fetch and store ...
    Nicholas ClarkNicholas Clark
    Nov 16, 2003 at 10:01 pm
    Nov 24, 2003 at 9:25 am
  • It fails to ignore files under source code control, e.g CVS or RCS subdirectories. installperl does this: # Ignore version control directories. if (($name eq 'CVS' or $name eq 'RCS' or $name eq ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Nov 13, 2003 at 4:17 pm
    Nov 19, 2003 at 2:29 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by Warren L Dodge # Please include the string: [perl #24444] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Warren L DodgeWarren L Dodge
    Nov 8, 2003 at 6:08 am
    Nov 13, 2003 at 5:25 am
  • use threads; use threads::shared; my $hash = &share({}); my $obj = 'foo'; $hash- {thing} = $obj; Right? Fine, no complaints. use threads; use threads::shared; my $hash = &share({}); my $obj = bless ...
    Michael G SchwernMichael G Schwern
    Nov 4, 2003 at 10:47 am
    Nov 10, 2003 at 5:51 pm
  • As part of the Solaris 5.8.2 build I'm passing in some additional command-line #define values when making the stuff under ext, like this: miniperl Makefile.PL ... DEFINE='FOO' The problem is that ...
    Alan BurlisonAlan Burlison
    Nov 7, 2003 at 10:07 pm
    Nov 10, 2003 at 10:40 am
  • # New Ticket Created by James Jurach # Please include the string: [perl #24482] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    James JurachJames Jurach
    Nov 13, 2003 at 5:19 am
    Jun 8, 2013 at 3:29 am
  • Previous patch included an unrelated patch to Exporter.pm, this one is for weaken only, F
    Fergal DalyFergal Daly
    Nov 16, 2003 at 9:43 pm
    Dec 29, 2003 at 8:54 am
  • # New Ticket Created by Moeller Wolf-Dietrich # Please include the string: [perl #24508] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    Moeller Wolf-DietrichMoeller Wolf-Dietrich
    Nov 17, 2003 at 11:46 pm
    Nov 19, 2003 at 10:26 pm
  • $ perl5.6.2 -MCPAN -e shell dyld: perl5.6.2 Undefined symbols: _Perl_deb Trace/BPT trap $ perl5.6.2 -V Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 6 subversion 2) configuration: Platform: ...
    Elizabeth MattijsenElizabeth Mattijsen
    Nov 10, 2003 at 9:49 am
    Nov 13, 2003 at 3:20 pm
  • # New Ticket Created by mjp-perl-ZYsBlwkHGFY@pilcrow.madison.wi.us # Please include the string: [perl #24398] # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. # <URL: ...
    mjp-perl-ZYsBlwkHGFY@pilcrow.madison.wi.us (via RT)mjp-perl-ZYsBlwkHGFY@pilcrow.madison.wi.us (via RT)
    Nov 5, 2003 at 5:21 am
    Nov 5, 2003 at 9:56 pm
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