91 min agoperldelta: Add some details for Module changes blead
Karl Williamson [Thu, 28 May 2015 20:38:56 +0000]
perldelta: Add some details for Module changes

This needs to be scrubbed before release.

4 hours agoperlfunc: Fix confusing entries for splice
Karl Williamson [Thu, 28 May 2015 17:39:59 +0000]
perlfunc: Fix confusing entries for splice

=item splice ARRAY or EXPR,OFFSET,LENGTH,LIST

is what it used to say.  Is that "or" to be taken literally as the 'or'
operator or what?

Based on irc feedback this was spit into two lines

=item splice ARRAY,OFFSET,LENGTH,LIST
=item splice EXPR,OFFSET,LENGTH,LIST

This is also the method used in the other like-entries in the pod

6 days agoperldelta: Revert erroneous C<> removal for Inf/NaN output
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker [Thu, 21 May 2015 23:29:46 +0000]
perldelta: Revert erroneous C<> removal for Inf/NaN output

Also clarify the fact that these refer to the literal strings that get
output when stringifying infinite and not-a-numer values, not to the
values themselves.

6 days agoadd new address for kmx v5.22.0-RC2
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 21 May 2015 22:34:45 +0000]
add new address for kmx

6 days agohandle existing mkstemp() in mingw-w64-v4
KMX [Thu, 14 May 2015 07:20:08 +0000]
handle existing mkstemp() in mingw-w64-v4

7 days agoupdate perlhist and patchlevel for RC2
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 21 May 2015 14:04:28 +0000]
update perlhist and patchlevel for RC2

7 days agouse ~1 instead of ^ for parent commit
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:38 +0000]
use ~1 instead of ^ for parent commit

^ caused problems under CMD.EXE; fix suggested by Nicholas Clark

7 days agoCorrect default for usedevel on VMS.
Craig A. Berry [Thu, 21 May 2015 11:57:35 +0000]
Correct default for usedevel on VMS.

Before 32cb1fe2e04a1dce it was hard-coded to undef, which wasn't
right but after that commit it was only set for the defined case,
and the omission didn't show up until PERL_VERSION became an even
number in the release candidate.

7 days agoThey're Unicode tables, not UTF-8 tables
Tony Cook [Thu, 21 May 2015 04:32:30 +0000]
They're Unicode tables, not UTF-8 tables

7 days agopack('f', $NAN) must account for NAN_COMPARE_BROKEN platforms
Daniel Dragan [Tue, 19 May 2015 17:22:40 +0000]
pack('f', $NAN) must account for NAN_COMPARE_BROKEN platforms

VC6 was returning either packed float +inf or packed float -inf
(I dont remember) instead of packed float NAN in t/op/infnan.t .

This fixes #125203

8 days agoperldelta: Nits, clarifications, wordsmithing
Karl Williamson [Wed, 20 May 2015 03:59:37 +0000]
perldelta: Nits, clarifications, wordsmithing

This eliminates some redundancies and clarifies some wording.

8 days agoperldelta: Remove 5.21-only changes
Karl Williamson [Wed, 20 May 2015 03:57:13 +0000]
perldelta: Remove 5.21-only changes

As discussed on irc, the person reading this pod shouldn't be interested
in intra-5.21 changes.

8 days agoperldelta: Don't split =head across lines
Karl Williamson [Wed, 20 May 2015 03:55:55 +0000]
perldelta: Don't split =head across lines

My perldoc caused these split lines to be output wrongly.

8 days agoperldelta: List more changes in the pods
Karl Williamson [Wed, 20 May 2015 03:53:46 +0000]
perldelta: List more changes in the pods

I looked at the differences of all pods in /pod, and found a bunch of
ones that I think are significant that weren't listed in perldelta.

8 days agoperldelta: Rmv reference to internal flag
Karl Williamson [Tue, 19 May 2015 20:20:20 +0000]
perldelta: Rmv reference to internal flag

SCF_DO_SUBSTR is a flag internal to the current implementation of the
regular expression optimizer.  There is no need to proclaim its
existence to the outside world, and is just extraneous noise.

I myself do not understand this flag, and I've spent more time looking
at this code than all but a few people likely to be reading this
perldelta.  If someone who does understand it could explain it to me, I
would add comments to the code (after the freeze) to aid future readers.

8 days agoperldelta: Add, subtract some C<> S<> F<>
Karl Williamson [Mon, 18 May 2015 14:35:56 +0000]
perldelta: Add, subtract some C<> S<> F<>

8 days agoUse "UTF-8" consistently in perldelta
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker [Wed, 20 May 2015 01:00:59 +0000]
Use "UTF-8" consistently in perldelta

Except when referring to actual names of things.
Also update the diagnostic description in perldiag.

8 days agoperlapi was updated to refer to Newx, not NewX
Tony Cook [Wed, 20 May 2015 01:40:24 +0000]
perlapi was updated to refer to Newx, not NewX

8 days agouse the piconv tool to convert source files, not the encoding pragma
Tony Cook [Wed, 20 May 2015 00:22:39 +0000]
use the piconv tool to convert source files, not the encoding pragma

9 days agoperldelta: re-balance a C<..>
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 19:52:44 +0000]
perldelta: re-balance a C<..>

9 days agoremove the temporary perl5220delta from Porting
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 17:38:50 +0000]
remove the temporary perl5220delta from Porting

9 days agodocument infnan failure on VC6 as known problem v5.22.0-RC1
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 12:13:19 +0000]
document infnan failure on VC6 as known problem

9 days agofill in tentative release date for v5.22.0
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 12:09:49 +0000]
fill in tentative release date for v5.22.0

9 days agopatchlevel: we are now releasing v5.22.0 RC1
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 12:08:30 +0000]
patchlevel: we are now releasing v5.22.0 RC1

9 days agodont use a 64 bit constant for a 32 bit value
Daniel Dragan [Tue, 19 May 2015 05:23:29 +0000]
dont use a 64 bit constant for a 32 bit value

Perl on MSVC6 doesnt support 64 bit ints (p5p choice not to support it)
so this macro isn't defined on MSVC6 builds, commit e59642234e hid this
mistake from non-DEBUGGING builds. The mistake is a copy paste mistake
from commit eacbb37937 . Miniperl fails at VC6 link time due to UINT64_C
symboil not being found.

..\pad.c(165) : warning C4013: 'UINT64_C' undefined; assuming extern
returning int
..\pad.c(165) : warning C4018: '!=' : signed/unsigned mismatch

9 days agoRevert Windows test watchdog() to kill('KILL', ...)
Steve Hay [Mon, 18 May 2015 17:13:33 +0000]
Revert Windows test watchdog() to kill('KILL', ...)

There are suspicions that the process tree kill('-KILL', ...) might be
nuking too much. It was only done to kill the cmd.exe+perl.exe tree that
was unexpectedly launched by system(1, $cmd), but by switching to
system({$perl} 1, $perl, '-e', $prog) we can avoid the intermediate cmd.exe
and thus revert to normal process kill('KILL', ...) instead to kill the
perl.exe that is now launched directly.

See http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg227859.html

9 days agocorelist: regenerate the v5.22.0 corelist delta
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 00:41:35 +0000]
corelist: regenerate the v5.22.0 corelist delta

9 days agoperlhist: expected perl v5.22.0 release dates
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 00:38:48 +0000]
perlhist: expected perl v5.22.0 release dates

9 days agoperldelta: the v5.22.0 acknowledgements
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 00:36:51 +0000]
perldelta: the v5.22.0 acknowledgements

9 days agoswitch perldelta module diff to "go ask corelist"
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 19 May 2015 00:16:12 +0000]
switch perldelta module diff to "go ask corelist"

We may yet restore a summary of important changes, but for now,
this is it.

10 days agoRevert "stop T_IN/OUT/INOUT/STDIO typemaps leaking"
David Mitchell [Sun, 17 May 2015 18:38:44 +0000]
Revert "stop T_IN/OUT/INOUT/STDIO typemaps leaking"

This reverts commit 50e5165b9638b94be310f15477b42935c79e82d5.

That commit fixed the leak too well and instead introduced a potential
premature free.

This re-introduces the long-standing leak, which will be addressed post
5.22 release.

See RT #124181

10 days agodavem's perldelta proofreading part 3
David Mitchell [Mon, 18 May 2015 16:23:06 +0000]
davem's perldelta proofreading part 3

These are my changes from between

    =head1 Selected Bug Fixes

inclusive up to EOF.

Some notes.

The C<$lexical = chr $foo> optimisations were added and then removed
during 5.21.x, so I've removed all references to them.

Ditto readline after <<>> was added.

Ditto "Only stringy classnames are now shared".

Ditto "two assertion failures introduced into C<-DPERL_OP_PARENT>"

The size overflow stuff of 123554 was mentioned in two parts; now
consolidated into one.

Moved the two flip-flop items to be next to each other.

10 days agodavem's perldelta proofreading part 2
David Mitchell [Mon, 18 May 2015 12:18:28 +0000]
davem's perldelta proofreading part 2

These are my changes from between

    =head1 Modules and Pragmata

inclusive up to (but not including)

    =head1 Selected Bug Fixes

Some specific comments:

I moved "Missing or undefined argument to require" from "changed diags"
to "new diags": the behaviour has changed, but its a completely new diag
message.

"<B> now compiles again on Windows" I assume was only broken within the
5.21.x series.

The headline description of Perl_sv_get_backrefs() made it sound like it
returns a boolean. The more detailed description I've deleted, since
people can get that from the api doc.

I've merged the two entries for cv_name.

10 days agoclarify apidoc for Perl_sv_get_backrefs
David Mitchell [Mon, 18 May 2015 11:39:12 +0000]
clarify apidoc for Perl_sv_get_backrefs

10 days agoPerlIO::via::QuotedPrint finally has a new release which synchronizes it with blead
Steve Hay [Mon, 18 May 2015 08:05:33 +0000]
PerlIO::via::QuotedPrint finally has a new release which synchronizes it with blead

11 days agoperdelta tweaks based on bulk88 feedback.
David Mitchell [Sun, 17 May 2015 19:48:39 +0000]
perdelta tweaks based on bulk88 feedback.

See http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/228010

11 days agobump utf8 version after doc fix
David Mitchell [Sun, 17 May 2015 18:48:25 +0000]
bump utf8 version after doc fix

11 days agoFix a doc typo in the spelling of EBCDIC
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Sun, 17 May 2015 08:03:11 +0000]
Fix a doc typo in the spelling of EBCDIC

11 days agoSmall grammatical correction in documentation of C<each>.
James E Keenan [Sat, 16 May 2015 23:41:06 +0000]
Small grammatical correction in documentation of C<each>.

12 days agoa few perldelta nits
David Mitchell [Sat, 16 May 2015 20:22:55 +0000]
a few perldelta nits

12 days agoperldelta: typo fixes and wordsmithing
Aaron Crane [Sat, 16 May 2015 16:05:42 +0000]
perldelta: typo fixes and wordsmithing

12 days agonote that .. can also create string ranges
Herbert Breunung [Sat, 16 May 2015 12:05:03 +0000]
note that .. can also create string ranges

13 days agoRT #124156: death during unwinding causes crash
David Mitchell [Fri, 8 May 2015 13:46:01 +0000]
RT #124156: death during unwinding causes crash

v5.19.3-139-g2537512 changed POPSUB and POPFORMAT so that they also
unwind the relevant portion of the scope stack. This (sensible) change
means that during exception handling, contexts and savestack frames are
popped in lock-step, rather than all the contexts being popped followed by
all the savestack contents.

However, LEAVE_SCOPE() is now called by POPSUB/FORMAT, which can trigger
destructors, tied method calls etc, which themselves may croak. The new
unwinding will see the old sub context still on the context stack and call
POPSUB on it again, leading to double frees etc.

At this late stage in code freeze, the least invasive change is to
use an unused bit in cx->blk_u16 to indicate that POPSUB has already
been called on this context frame.

Sometime later, this whole area of code really needs a thorough overhaul.
The main issue is that if cxstack_ix-- is done too early, then calling
destructors etc can overwrite the current context frame while we're still
using using it; if cxstack_ix-- is done too late, then that stack frame
can end up getting unwound twice.

13 days agoperldelta for 5cd35aacb089
Tony Cook [Fri, 15 May 2015 04:14:05 +0000]
perldelta for 5cd35aacb089

13 days ago[perl #123998] prevent a missing chcp causing failures and noise on Win32
Tony Cook [Fri, 15 May 2015 04:06:45 +0000]
[perl #123998] prevent a missing chcp causing failures and noise on Win32

13 days agobump all of the EUMM module versions to avoid confusion
Tony Cook [Fri, 15 May 2015 01:47:11 +0000]
bump all of the EUMM module versions to avoid confusion

and the customized housekeeping to match

13 days agobackport 37c49881 from the EUMM repository
Tony Cook [Thu, 14 May 2015 03:09:36 +0000]
backport 37c49881 from the EUMM repository

13 days agobackport 1e2f0871 from the EUMM repository
Tony Cook [Wed, 13 May 2015 00:28:22 +0000]
backport 1e2f0871 from the EUMM repository

2 weeks agoperldelta: add obituary entry for Brian McCauley
Aaron Crane [Thu, 14 May 2015 16:52:02 +0000]
perldelta: add obituary entry for Brian McCauley

This borrows heavily from Barbie's longer obituary:

http://blogs.perl.org/users/barbie/2015/05/brian-mccauley-1967-2015.html

2 weeks agodavem's perldelta proofreading part 1
David Mitchell [Thu, 14 May 2015 15:21:35 +0000]
davem's perldelta proofreading part 1

These are my changes up to (but not including)

    =head1 Modules and Pragmata

I've expanded on things mainly where I personally was confused by what the
entry was trying to say, and where I had to refer back to the src or RT
ticket.

Some specific stuff:

"qr/foo/x> now ignores any Unicode pattern white space" appeared under
both "Core Enhancements" and "Incompatible Changes"; I've consolidated
both entries into one, in the latter section.

\C now in fact warns; it was already deprecated in an earlier release.

Performance efactoring of pp_tied and pp_ref is really a minor internal
detail not significant enough for a perldelta.

"Pathtools doesn't try to load XS on miniperl" - I've moved this from
"performance" to "build", since it doesn't affect the performance of perl
binary, but only how long it takes to build that binary.

"A typo fix reduces the size of the C<< OP >> structure." - this both
broke and was fixed within 5.21.x, so I've removed the entry.

2 weeks agomake minitest on win32
Tony Cook [Thu, 14 May 2015 02:01:55 +0000]
make minitest on win32

2 weeks agotest-prep-gcc was broken and fixed within 5.21
Tony Cook [Thu, 14 May 2015 01:41:09 +0000]
test-prep-gcc was broken and fixed within 5.21

2 weeks agolist form of pipe open didn't work on Win32 at all in 5.20
Tony Cook [Thu, 14 May 2015 01:37:24 +0000]
list form of pipe open didn't work on Win32 at all in 5.20

2 weeks agoadd the second variation of the "unable to close" warning, and the description
Tony Cook [Thu, 14 May 2015 00:32:14 +0000]
add the second variation of the "unable to close" warning, and the description

2 weeks agoperldelta tweaks
David Mitchell [Wed, 13 May 2015 11:13:34 +0000]
perldelta tweaks

Based on feedback by Shlomi Fish.

2 weeks agoupdate known issues for recent perldelta update
David Mitchell [Wed, 13 May 2015 07:29:35 +0000]
update known issues for recent perldelta update

links to external modules fail t/porting/podcheck.t unless exempted.

2 weeks agoperldelta: Highlight some 5.21 areas; fix others
Karl Williamson [Wed, 13 May 2015 03:39:27 +0000]
perldelta: Highlight some 5.21 areas; fix others

I added XXX to lines where the text for this perldelta look like it
ought to change somewhat due to this being the delta from 5.20.2 to
5.22.0, instead of from one 5.21 release to another.  I believe, but am
uncertain that several of these should just be deleted; while others
require rewording.  Rather than not call out attention to them, I am
marking them to draw attention to them for people more expert in these
areas to adddress.

Several areas seemed clear to me that a bug introduced in some 5.21
version was fixed in a later 5.21 version, so has zero relevance for
making the jump from 5.20 to 5.22.  I just deleted those.

And I had minor rewording in others, where it mentioned 5.21.  We've
decided not to talk about development releases in the pods.

2 weeks agoperldelta: Add a couple more C<>'s
Karl Williamson [Wed, 13 May 2015 03:45:53 +0000]
perldelta: Add a couple more C<>'s

2 weeks agoperldelta: invoker v0.34 known to need fixes for blead
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 13 May 2015 02:56:38 +0000]
perldelta: invoker v0.34 known to need fixes for blead

2 weeks agoperldelta: NgxQueue v0.02 known broken with blead
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 13 May 2015 02:54:46 +0000]
perldelta: NgxQueue v0.02 known broken with blead

2 weeks agoperlapi: Remove extraneous ">"
Karl Williamson [Wed, 13 May 2015 02:08:59 +0000]
perlapi: Remove extraneous ">"

2 weeks agoperldelta: Combine some text; delete outdated; add new
Karl Williamson [Tue, 12 May 2015 18:04:43 +0000]
perldelta: Combine some text; delete outdated; add new

2 weeks agoperldelta: Nits
Karl Williamson [Tue, 12 May 2015 18:04:08 +0000]
perldelta: Nits

2 weeks agoperldelta: Add a bunch of C<> and S<>
Karl Williamson [Tue, 12 May 2015 18:01:09 +0000]
perldelta: Add a bunch of C<> and S<>

It also removes some C<> that were in verbatim sections; reorders some
wording

2 weeks agoperldelta: Minor consistency / grammar fixes.
Matthew Horsfall [Tue, 12 May 2015 14:43:58 +0000]
perldelta: Minor consistency / grammar fixes.

2 weeks agoperldelta: Reword entry about double-diamond operator.
Matthew Horsfall [Tue, 12 May 2015 13:38:36 +0000]
perldelta: Reword entry about double-diamond operator.

2 weeks agoperldelta: Update release order for consistency
Matthew Horsfall [Tue, 12 May 2015 13:34:07 +0000]
perldelta: Update release order for consistency

2 weeks agoFix a few perldelta typos
Steve Hay [Tue, 12 May 2015 12:21:00 +0000]
Fix a few perldelta typos

2 weeks agoperldelta - Fill in missing rt.perl.org links
Steve Hay [Tue, 12 May 2015 08:23:51 +0000]
perldelta - Fill in missing rt.perl.org links

2 weeks agoperldelata: consolate PERL_OP_PARENT stuff
David Mitchell [Tue, 12 May 2015 12:22:32 +0000]
perldelata: consolate PERL_OP_PARENT stuff

The PERL_OP_PARENT stuff was introduced in 5.21.2, updated in 5.21.7, then
considerably revised in 5.21.11. Consolidate the three sets of perldelta
entries into one coherent whole.

2 weeks agoperlhist: add the release data for 5.22
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 12 May 2015 01:44:42 +0000]
perlhist: add the release data for 5.22

Some of this may change, but nothing significantly.

2 weeks agoperlapi: Use UVCHR_SKIP not UNI_SKIP
Karl Williamson [Mon, 11 May 2015 18:13:14 +0000]
perlapi: Use UVCHR_SKIP not UNI_SKIP

This new name is more consistent with other uses in the API.

2 weeks agoperlfunc: Slight clarification
Karl Williamson [Mon, 11 May 2015 01:39:58 +0000]
perlfunc: Slight clarification

2 weeks agoPATCH: [perl #125145] perlrun: Fix typo
Karl Williamson [Sun, 10 May 2015 17:12:37 +0000]
PATCH: [perl #125145] perlrun: Fix typo

2 weeks agoperlperf: fix some apostrophes and add a C<>
Philippe Bruhat (BooK) [Tue, 5 May 2015 20:22:48 +0000]
perlperf: fix some apostrophes and add a C<>

2 weeks agoDo not use bareword TERM or KILL in kill() call in test watchdog process
Steve Hay [Sat, 9 May 2015 13:49:11 +0000]
Do not use bareword TERM or KILL in kill() call in test watchdog process

2 weeks agoperlebcdic: Document v5.22 EBCDIC bugs
Karl Williamson [Sat, 9 May 2015 04:15:25 +0000]
perlebcdic: Document v5.22 EBCDIC bugs

2 weeks agoperlunicode: Fix small misstatement
Karl Williamson [Sat, 9 May 2015 04:14:21 +0000]
perlunicode: Fix small misstatement

2 weeks agoperlapi: Add 2 links to other parts of the pod
Karl Williamson [Sat, 9 May 2015 03:02:37 +0000]
perlapi: Add 2 links to other parts of the pod

2 weeks agoperldelta: Fix some podcheck pedantic errors
Karl Williamson [Sat, 9 May 2015 02:34:24 +0000]
perldelta: Fix some podcheck pedantic errors

2 weeks agoperlport: Add notes about EBCDIC
Karl Williamson [Sat, 9 May 2015 02:21:52 +0000]
perlport: Add notes about EBCDIC

2 weeks agopodcheck: add known link target Devel::Spy
Ricardo Signes [Sat, 9 May 2015 00:37:00 +0000]
podcheck: add known link target Devel::Spy

2 weeks agoBump perl version to v5.22.0-RC0
Ricardo Signes [Sat, 9 May 2015 00:19:54 +0000]
Bump perl version to v5.22.0-RC0

2 weeks agoperldelta: Devel-Spy known to be broken
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 8 May 2015 23:12:01 +0000]
perldelta: Devel-Spy known to be broken

2 weeks agobump version of overload in corelist
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 8 May 2015 23:11:49 +0000]
bump version of overload in corelist

2 weeks agodocument that we may add more overloaded ops over time
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 8 May 2015 23:11:40 +0000]
document that we may add more overloaded ops over time

2 weeks agoperldelta: prefer "CPAN" to "cpan"
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 8 May 2015 23:05:15 +0000]
perldelta: prefer "CPAN" to "cpan"

2 weeks agoperldelta/perldiag: make a pod cross-reference pass tests
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 12:13:30 +0000]
perldelta/perldiag: make a pod cross-reference pass tests

Why is this change needed?

2 weeks agodescribe errors with no description, delete obsolete warnings
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 12:12:58 +0000]
describe errors with no description, delete obsolete warnings

2 weeks agoperldelta is now the perl5220delta
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 11:42:32 +0000]
perldelta is now the perl5220delta

2 weeks agocorelist for v5.22.0
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 02:55:42 +0000]
corelist for v5.22.0

2 weeks agobump version: make regen
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 02:43:39 +0000]
bump version: make regen

2 weeks ago...but actually we are RC0
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 02:35:00 +0000]
...but actually we are RC0

2 weeks agobump version to v5.22.0 with Porting/bump-perl-version
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 6 May 2015 01:37:59 +0000]
bump version to v5.22.0 with Porting/bump-perl-version

2 weeks agoPOSIX.pm: bump version
Ricardo Signes [Sat, 9 May 2015 00:07:07 +0000]
POSIX.pm: bump version

2 weeks agoPOSIX: revert exported functions to 5.20.2 state
Aristotle Pagaltzis [Thu, 7 May 2015 14:59:36 +0000]
POSIX: revert exported functions to 5.20.2 state

This patch does 3 things. For the purposes of bisectability it is
unfortunately not feasible to split them up into separate patches.
They are as follows:

1. Revert the list of default exports in t/export.t to what it was
   in the commit tagged v5.20.2, but take the opportunity to retab
   it since the blame log is messed up anyway. (This can be verified
   with a whitespace-ignoring diff.) Then add the new exports in new,
   separate sections.

2. In POSIX.pm, remove the new fenv_h tag from default exports and
   revert the math_h and stdlib_h tags to their state in Perl 5.20.2.

3. Add infrastructure for adding export tags that will not automatically
   get added into @EXPORT when it is generated, and use this to add new
   tags for the stuff added since 5.20.2. Since tags named after math_h
   and stdlib_h already exist, duplicate them as stdlib_h_c99/math_h_c99
   with their new additions included.

2 weeks agoAdd note to EBCDIC README's, asking for input
Karl Williamson [Fri, 8 May 2015 23:47:49 +0000]
Add note to EBCDIC README's, asking for input

I asked on perl-mvs for help in updating these files, but got no advice;
so noting in the files themselves that they are out-of-date, and asking
any reader for help.

2 weeks agoallow undef as an arg to '&' prototype
David Mitchell [Wed, 6 May 2015 10:56:47 +0000]
allow undef as an arg to '&' prototype

RT #123475

Commit e41e9865be5555 (to fix [perl #123062]) restricted the types of
args allowed for a function with a '&' prototype - previously it allowed
array refs and the like. It also removed undef, so this was now a
compile-time error:

    sub foo (&) {...}
    foo(undef)

However, some CPAN code used the idiom register_callback(undef) to
explicitly disable a registered callback.

So re-allow an explicit undef.

2 weeks agoperlop: Don't use bitwise string ops on UTF-8
Karl Williamson [Thu, 7 May 2015 23:09:18 +0000]
perlop: Don't use bitwise string ops on UTF-8

The behavior is likely to change

2 weeks agoperlop: Make correction
Karl Williamson [Thu, 7 May 2015 23:08:30 +0000]
perlop: Make correction

This recipe has the same result under both EBCDIC and ASCII