22 months agofinal version and perlhist update for 5.18.0 v5.18.0
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 17 May 2013 12:26:19 +0000]
final version and perlhist update for 5.18.0

22 months agoupdate perlexperiment
Sebastien Aperghis-Tramoni [Fri, 17 May 2013 23:25:46 +0000]
update perlexperiment

- fixed a typo (%H instead of %^H)
- removed mention of Unicode support, which is so deep that I doubt that
  it could ever be removed
- added the following items to the "Current experiments" section
  - alloccopstash
  - cop_store_label
  - gv_fetchmethod_*_flags
  - op_scope
  - op_lvalue
  - Smart match (~~)
  - Lexical $_
  - Array and hash container functions accept references
  - Regular Expression Set Operations

- moved the following items to the "Accepted features" section
  - fork() emulation
  - Weak references
  - Internal file glob
  - 64-bit support
  - die accepts a reference
  - DB module

- moved the following items to the "Removed features" section
  - GetOpt::Long Options
  - 5.005-style threading
  - Test::Harness::Straps
  - perlcc
  - Assertions
  - The pseudo-hash data type

I tried to add the corresponding Perl versions of when features were added
and accepted or removed, but used the stable versions as I searched in the

22 months agofix wrong tense
Sebastien Aperghis-Tramoni [Fri, 17 May 2013 23:04:45 +0000]
fix wrong tense

22 months agoupdate the release schedule
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 16 May 2013 14:36:46 +0000]
update the release schedule

22 months agoperldelta: document known failure on HP-UX 11.00
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 16 May 2013 14:02:39 +0000]
perldelta: document known failure on HP-UX 11.00

22 months agobump patchlevel and perlhist for RC4 v5.18.0-RC4
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 16 May 2013 02:52:33 +0000]
bump patchlevel and perlhist for RC4

22 months agoperldelta: restate the changes to ${x} versus $x
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 16 May 2013 02:06:18 +0000]
perldelta: restate the changes to ${x} versus $x

Credit for improvements made in this commit to to khw.  Blame for
anything else goes to rjbs.

22 months agoperldelta: Clarify removal vs deprecation of modules
Aristotle Pagaltzis [Thu, 16 May 2013 00:57:20 +0000]
perldelta: Clarify removal vs deprecation of modules

22 months agoperldelta: Use 'Here doc' consistently sans dash
Karl Williamson [Thu, 16 May 2013 01:00:22 +0000]
perldelta: Use 'Here doc' consistently sans dash

This corresponds to perldiag, and was suggested by Zsbán Ambrus.

22 months agoFix typo in perldelta
Karl Williamson [Thu, 16 May 2013 00:58:31 +0000]
Fix typo in perldelta

Spotted by Zsbán Ambrus

22 months agoperldelta clarification
Zsbán Ambrus [Thu, 16 May 2013 00:57:45 +0000]
perldelta clarification

22 months agoexpand documentation of the \cK change
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 16 May 2013 00:25:06 +0000]
expand documentation of the \cK change

22 months agoperldelta: add another hash overhaul cross reference
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 15 May 2013 23:59:09 +0000]
perldelta: add another hash overhaul cross reference

22 months agoClarified perldelta entry for UID/GID magic variables
Leon Timmermans [Wed, 15 May 2013 21:04:03 +0000]
Clarified perldelta entry for UID/GID magic variables

22 months agoAddress [perl #117999] for now by skipping known bad test on AIX
Tony Cook [Wed, 15 May 2013 19:56:13 +0000]
Address [perl #117999] for now by skipping known bad test on AIX

22 months agoperldelta: various fixes suggested by Dave Mitchell
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 15 May 2013 19:53:20 +0000]
perldelta: various fixes suggested by Dave Mitchell

22 months agoperldelta: remove a literally incorrect "literal"
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 15 May 2013 16:59:00 +0000]
perldelta: remove a literally incorrect "literal"

22 months agoperldelta: collapse a bit of vertical space
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 15 May 2013 01:32:55 +0000]
perldelta: collapse a bit of vertical space

22 months agoperldelta: clarify the deprecation of non-PerlIO perl
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 15 May 2013 01:29:16 +0000]
perldelta: clarify the deprecation of non-PerlIO perl

22 months agoSpelling correction.
James E Keenan [Wed, 15 May 2013 00:33:32 +0000]
Spelling correction.

22 months agoperldelta: add obituary for AMORETTE
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 14 May 2013 17:57:26 +0000]
perldelta: add obituary for AMORETTE

22 months agoperldelta: minor nitpicks
Aristotle Pagaltzis [Tue, 14 May 2013 02:42:35 +0000]
perldelta: minor nitpicks

22 months agobump patchlevel to RC3, update hist v5.18.0-RC3
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 14 May 2013 01:01:44 +0000]
bump patchlevel to RC3, update hist

22 months agofix extrefs text with SDK 2003
Steve Hay [Tue, 14 May 2013 00:01:15 +0000]
fix extrefs text with SDK 2003

The attached patch (also inlined below) fixes the SDK2003 test failure
for me, and also passes with all the other VC++ compilers. (It isn't
easy trying to pinpoint the SDK2003 compiler individually, so it is
simpler to just do this for all VC++ compilers on Windows.)

22 months agoperldelta: fix reported new version of Carp
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 13 May 2013 18:46:55 +0000]
perldelta: fix reported new version of Carp

22 months ago[perl #117141] sometimes we just can't make fork fail, skip the test
Tony Cook [Sat, 11 May 2013 04:42:39 +0000]
[perl #117141] sometimes we just can't make fork fail, skip the test

22 months agobump patchlevel to RC2, update hist v5.18.0-RC2
Ricardo Signes [Sun, 12 May 2013 22:57:21 +0000]
bump patchlevel to RC2, update hist

22 months agoperldelta: remove the "from version X" from module updates
Ricardo Signes [Sun, 12 May 2013 22:50:14 +0000]
perldelta: remove the "from version X" from module updates

too many were incorrect

22 months agoperldelta: combine, merge, and edit "modules updated"
Arthur Axel 'fREW' Schmidt [Fri, 10 May 2013 16:22:20 +0000]
perldelta: combine, merge, and edit "modules updated"

22 months agoupdate CoreList for new Pod::Simple in 5.18.0
Ricardo Signes [Sun, 12 May 2013 22:30:23 +0000]
update CoreList for new Pod::Simple in 5.18.0

22 months agoUpdate Pod-Simple to CPAN version 3.28
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sun, 12 May 2013 13:48:18 +0000]
Update Pod-Simple to CPAN version 3.28


2013-05-04   David E. Wheeler <david@justatheory.org>
  * Release 3.28

  Removed use of 'done_testing' in t/white.t, which was added in
  v3.27. Thanks to Paul Howarth for the catch.

  Fixed inproperly calculated number of skipped tests in t/xhtml01.t
  when HTML::Entities is not intalled.

2013-05-03   David E. Wheeler <david@justatheory.org>
  * Release 3.27

  Added new warnings as defined by Pod::Checker, thanks to RJBS:
  + "=over" without "=back"
  + "L<>" starts or ends with whitespace
  + raw "|" or "/" in "L<text|link>" text

  Added ->keep_encoding_directive, which is false by default, to
  prevent formatters from emitting a document's '=encoding'
  directive in most cases. That they emitted the encoding was a bug
  introduced in v3.26 (RT #84093). Now, only the DumpAsText and
  DumpAsXML formats set it to true. Patch from Patrice Dumas.

22 months agobump the version on Module::CoreList v5.18.0-RC1
Ricardo Signes [Sat, 11 May 2013 02:57:59 +0000]
bump the version on Module::CoreList

22 months agoset the patchlevel to RC1
Ricardo Signes [Sat, 11 May 2013 02:53:17 +0000]
set the patchlevel to RC1

22 months agoperlhist: update for 5.18.0-RC1
Ricardo Signes [Sat, 11 May 2013 02:42:06 +0000]
perlhist: update for 5.18.0-RC1

including the "selected sizes" for 5.18.0

22 months agoApplying typographical correction supplied by Andreas J. Koenig++.
James E Keenan [Sat, 11 May 2013 12:02:53 +0000]
Applying typographical correction supplied by Andreas J. Koenig++.

For: RT #117959

22 months agoFix -Wformat-security issues
Niko Tyni [Thu, 9 May 2013 18:49:16 +0000]
Fix -Wformat-security issues

Building with -Accflags="-Wformat -Werror=format-security"
triggers format string warnings from gcc.

As gcc can't tell that all the strings are constant here,
explicitly pass separate format strings to make it happy.

22 months agonitpicks
SHIRAKATA Kentaro [Fri, 10 May 2013 16:57:14 +0000]

Also, commas around 'for example'.

22 months agoperldelta: no warnings will do no good if you leave out "warnings"
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 10 May 2013 18:24:27 +0000]
perldelta: no warnings will do no good if you leave out "warnings"

22 months agoperldelta: document the experimental smartmatch change
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 10 May 2013 17:26:41 +0000]
perldelta: document the experimental smartmatch change

22 months agoperldelta: add "how to disable" to experimental warnings
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 10 May 2013 17:26:22 +0000]
perldelta: add "how to disable" to experimental warnings

22 months agoperldelta: remove placeholders for module changes
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 10 May 2013 14:16:16 +0000]
perldelta: remove placeholders for module changes

I hope to add summaries of these, but for now I will act like we will
not have them.

22 months ago[perl #66604] 64bit compilation Problem on Solaris x86_64
Andy Dougherty [Fri, 10 May 2013 09:19:57 +0000]
[perl #66604] 64bit compilation Problem on Solaris x86_64

hints changes

22 months ago[perl #66604] 64bit compilation Problem on Solaris x86_64
Andy Dougherty [Fri, 10 May 2013 09:19:17 +0000]
[perl #66604] 64bit compilation Problem on Solaris x86_64

Configure changes

22 months agoAdd repository and bugtracker META to Module-CoreList Makefile.PL
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Fri, 10 May 2013 11:57:57 +0000]
Add repository and bugtracker META to Module-CoreList Makefile.PL

22 months agoupdate Module::CoreList for v5.18.0
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 10 May 2013 02:40:35 +0000]
update Module::CoreList for v5.18.0

22 months agoperldelta: acknowledgements
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 10 May 2013 02:33:20 +0000]
perldelta: acknowledgements

22 months agoFix regex /il and /iaa failures for single element [] class
Karl Williamson [Thu, 9 May 2013 05:06:17 +0000]
Fix regex /il and /iaa failures for single element [] class

This was a regression introduced in the v5.17 series.  It only affected
UTF-8 encoded patterns.  Basically, the code here should have
corresponded to, and didn't, similar logic located after the defchar:
label in this file, which is executed for the general case (not stemming
from a single element [bracketed] character class node).

We don't fold code points 0-255 under locale, as those aren't known
until run time.  Similarly, we don't allow folds that cross the 255/256
boundary, as those aren't well-defined; and under /aa we don't allow
folds that cross the 127/128 boundary.

22 months agofurther tweak SvPV() docs
David Mitchell [Thu, 9 May 2013 15:57:56 +0000]
further tweak SvPV() docs

Make it clear that a different pointer may be returned each time.

22 months agoperldelta: remove some placeholders
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 15:33:03 +0000]
perldelta: remove some placeholders

22 months agoregenerated uconfig
H.Merijn Brand [Wed, 8 May 2013 15:59:35 +0000]
regenerated uconfig

22 months agoMore spellchecks
H.Merijn Brand [Wed, 8 May 2013 15:31:03 +0000]
More spellchecks

22 months agoSpell-checking on meta-units
H.Merijn Brand [Wed, 8 May 2013 14:16:35 +0000]
Spell-checking on meta-units

Tried to be as consistent as possible.
Removed all trailing whitespace of changed files.
Resyncs Glossary from previously missed updates.

22 months agomaildomain to support /etc/mailname
H.Merijn Brand [Wed, 8 May 2013 14:12:56 +0000]
maildomain to support /etc/mailname

Now backported to upstream dist/meta

22 months agoperldelta: "single character" is clearer than "length one"
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 14:35:06 +0000]
perldelta: "single character" is clearer than "length one"

22 months agoporting/podcheck.t: improve diagnostic
David Mitchell [Thu, 9 May 2013 14:32:24 +0000]
porting/podcheck.t: improve diagnostic

If a test fails because the number of warnings for a pod file was more
than expected, make it clear in the diag output that it was indeed
why it failed.

22 months agoclarify SvPV* and SvPV_force* docs
David Mitchell [Thu, 9 May 2013 14:17:10 +0000]
clarify SvPV* and SvPV_force* docs

See RT #116407.

Make it clear that SvPV(sv) does not always equal SvPVX(sv), and to use
SvPV_force() if necessary. Also, clarify that SvPV_force() will destroy
any non-string content like a reference. Then, make the other SvPV*
descriptions in general refer back to SvPV() or SvPV_force(), so that
people will spot these added caveats.

22 months agoRemove PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() from Perl_leave_scope().
Nicholas Clark [Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:51:33 +0000]
Remove PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() from Perl_leave_scope().

PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() was added to Perl_leave_scope() as part of commit
f410a2119920dd04, which moved signal dispatch from the runloop to
control flow ops, to mitigate nearly all of the speed cost of safe

The assumption was that scope exit was a safe place to dispatch signals.
However, this is not true, as parts of the regex engine call
leave_scope(), the regex engine stores some state in per-interpreter
variables, and code called within signal handlers can change these

Hence remove the call to PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() from Perl_leave_scope(), and
add it explicitly in the various OPs which were relying on their call to
leave_scope() to dispatch any pending signals. Also add a
PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() to the exit of the runloop, which ensures signals
still dispatch from S_sortcv() and S_sortcv_stacked(), as well as
addressing one of the concerns in the commit message of

    Subtle bugs might remain - there might be constructions that enter
    the runloop (where signals used to be dispatched) but don't contain
    any PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() calls themselves.

Finally, move the PERL_ASYNC_CHECK(); added by that commit to pp_goto to
the end of the function, to be consistent with the positioning of all
other PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() calls - at the beginning or end of OP
functions, hence just before the return to or just after the call from
the runloop, and hence effectively at the same point as the previous
location of PERL_ASYNC_CHECK() in the runloop.

22 months agoperldelta: update how we talk about COW
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:39:02 +0000]
perldelta: update how we talk about COW

22 months agoperldelta: use v5.x rather than 5.x
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:23:14 +0000]
perldelta: use v5.x rather than 5.x

Suggested by Nicholas Clark:

The text refers to perl version numbers as 5.12, 5.12.x, 5.12.3
v5.12, v5.12.3.  I think it would be best if it were consistent with
a v as either v5.12 for the series, or v5.12.3 for a particular
release.  Specifically because use 5.12.3; works, but use 5.12;

22 months agoperldelta: we suspect no known problems..?
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:16:04 +0000]
perldelta: we suspect no known problems..?

22 months agoperldelta: typo fix
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:14:52 +0000]
perldelta: typo fix

from Nicholas Clark

22 months agoperldelta: use UTF-8 when we mean UTF-8
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:14:39 +0000]
perldelta: use UTF-8 when we mean UTF-8

most of these changes from Nicholas Clark

22 months agoperldelta: warn of more platform deprecation
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:13:09 +0000]
perldelta: warn of more platform deprecation

22 months agoperldelta: correct "new hash function" entry
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:12:38 +0000]
perldelta: correct "new hash function" entry

22 months agoperldelta: hash ordering may differ, may not
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 12:56:22 +0000]
perldelta: hash ordering may differ, may not

...the key is that you cannot rely on anything about it

22 months agorevise hash overhaul docs
David Golden [Wed, 8 May 2013 21:22:39 +0000]
revise hash overhaul docs

22 months agoperldelta: drop a reference to a change internal to 5.17
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 12:54:29 +0000]
perldelta: drop a reference to a change internal to 5.17

22 months agoperldelta: remove an inscrutable note, clean up another
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 9 May 2013 12:54:14 +0000]
perldelta: remove an inscrutable note, clean up another

22 months agosilence warnings under NO_TAINT_SUPPORT
David Mitchell [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:23:38 +0000]
silence warnings under NO_TAINT_SUPPORT

The are lots of places where local vars aren't used when compiled

22 months agofix threaded NO_TAINT_SUPPORT build errors
Daniel Dragan [Thu, 9 May 2013 13:03:59 +0000]
fix threaded NO_TAINT_SUPPORT build errors

NO_TAINT_SUPPORT incorrectly called Perl_croak without aTHX_.

To fix this, change Perl_croak to Perl_croak_nocontext, since it is
slightly more efficient in instruction size than Perl_croak.

22 months agodump.c: avoid compiler warning under -Dmad
David Mitchell [Thu, 9 May 2013 10:55:47 +0000]
dump.c: avoid compiler warning under -Dmad

this fix was already applied to the non-MAD branch; apply it to
the similar MAD / xml-dump code.

dump.c:2663:57: warning: comparison of constant 85 with expression of type
      'svtype' is always false [-Wtautological-constant-out-of-range-compare]
    else if (sv == (const SV *)0x55555555 || SvTYPE(sv) == 'U') {

22 months agotoke.c/MAD: silence a couple of warnings
David Mitchell [Thu, 9 May 2013 10:19:32 +0000]
toke.c/MAD: silence a couple of warnings

A couple of vars are set but not used under -Dmad.
The easiest way to silence the warnings is to use PERL_UNUSED_VAR()
rather than try to #ifdef away all the places the vars appear under mad.

22 months agoMinor touch-ups to VMS section of perldelta.
Craig A. Berry [Thu, 9 May 2013 00:26:46 +0000]
Minor touch-ups to VMS section of perldelta.

22 months agospelling, punct fixes for perldelta
Karen Etheridge [Wed, 8 May 2013 22:30:46 +0000]
spelling, punct fixes for perldelta

22 months agoOfficially deprecate stdio/sfio builds of perl
Leon Timmermans [Wed, 8 May 2013 20:58:32 +0000]
Officially deprecate stdio/sfio builds of perl

22 months agoQuick fixes to Yves' hash randomization documentation
Steffen Mueller [Wed, 8 May 2013 17:22:32 +0000]
Quick fixes to Yves' hash randomization documentation

22 months agoperldelta: Typos, grammar
Karl Williamson [Wed, 8 May 2013 16:47:16 +0000]
perldelta: Typos, grammar

22 months agoChange some perldelta text
Karl Williamson [Wed, 8 May 2013 16:24:18 +0000]
Change some perldelta text

This removes things that aren't applicable except to intra-5.17
releases, and rewords some poorly worded text.

22 months agoUse 'was' not 'is' to describe fixed regressions
Karl Williamson [Wed, 8 May 2013 16:21:15 +0000]
Use 'was' not 'is' to describe fixed regressions

'is' implies it still is extant, contrary to the meaning of the text.

22 months agoperldelta: mention non-blocking sockets on VMS
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 8 May 2013 14:36:02 +0000]
perldelta: mention non-blocking sockets on VMS

22 months agoperldelta: mention PERL_NO_INLINE_FUNCTIONS in delta
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 8 May 2013 14:35:50 +0000]
perldelta: mention PERL_NO_INLINE_FUNCTIONS in delta

22 months agoperldelta: use Pod, not asterisks, for emphasis
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 8 May 2013 14:35:37 +0000]
perldelta: use Pod, not asterisks, for emphasis

22 months agoperldelta: document PERL_PERTURB_KEYS
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 8 May 2013 14:35:09 +0000]
perldelta: document PERL_PERTURB_KEYS

22 months agoRestore the warning previously issued by (-l $fh)
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 7 May 2013 22:10:17 +0000]
Restore the warning previously issued by (-l $fh)

This is a partial reversion of 433644eed8, which removed a
secondary, short-circuiting behavior when the warning was issued.

Now, the warning is issued, but the normal behavior (treat the
handle as a string) is maintained.  This work was done after
subsequent refactoring to doio.c, so it couldn't be just a
reversion with the "return" statement removed.

22 months agoadd various HASH defines to perl -V output
David Mitchell [Wed, 8 May 2013 12:36:53 +0000]
add various HASH defines to perl -V output

5.18 contains lots of new build knobs to control hash randomisation.
Add them to the perl -V output.

22 months agoINSTALL: fix a couple of typos
David Mitchell [Wed, 8 May 2013 12:27:04 +0000]
INSTALL: fix a couple of typos

22 months agorelease_managers_guide: fix typo
David Mitchell [Wed, 8 May 2013 11:37:03 +0000]
release_managers_guide: fix typo

22 months agobisect-runner.pl: clarify -D,-U,-A args in docs
David Mitchell [Wed, 8 May 2013 11:18:15 +0000]
bisect-runner.pl: clarify -D,-U,-A args in docs

Based on http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=1032501, these arguments could
be confusing.

22 months agopod/perldelta: Add in some deprecations; fix a typo
Karl Williamson [Tue, 7 May 2013 23:00:10 +0000]
pod/perldelta: Add in some deprecations; fix a typo

Feel free to improve the wording of these.

22 months agobump dist/IO/lib/IO/Handle.pm version to 1.34
Dominic Hargreaves [Tue, 7 May 2013 22:25:09 +0000]
bump dist/IO/lib/IO/Handle.pm version to 1.34

22 months ago[perl #117791] Clarify that write does not match the C 'write' semantics
Dominic Hargreaves [Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:11:57 +0000]
[perl #117791] Clarify that write does not match the C 'write' semantics

22 months agodocument and improve hash algorithm randomization related build options
Yves Orton [Tue, 7 May 2013 21:52:16 +0000]
document and improve hash algorithm randomization related build options

Install was a copy of other material, made heavy reference to 5.8.x and
and didnt really document what it should have. I reworked it to be more
up to date.

22 months agocleanup and test PERL_PERTURB_KEYS environment variable handling
Yves Orton [Tue, 7 May 2013 20:24:20 +0000]
cleanup and test PERL_PERTURB_KEYS environment variable handling

22 months agoremove the 5.17 deltas, update for 5.18
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 7 May 2013 02:01:25 +0000]
remove the 5.17 deltas, update for 5.18

22 months agoput the perldelta we had been working on in place
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 7 May 2013 01:54:24 +0000]
put the perldelta we had been working on in place

22 months agoupdate perldiag with new warnings
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 7 May 2013 02:31:40 +0000]
update perldiag with new warnings

22 months agoregenerate uconfig.h and META.json
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 7 May 2013 01:34:32 +0000]
regenerate uconfig.h and META.json

22 months agoBump version to 5.18.0-RC0
Ricardo Signes [Tue, 7 May 2013 01:24:52 +0000]
Bump version to 5.18.0-RC0

This was done with:

  ./perl -Ilib Porting/bump-perl-version -i 5.17.12 5.18.0

Followed by two tiny manual edits: INSTALL and patchlevel.h

22 months agoThe URL for the dist source repo changed
H.Merijn Brand [Tue, 7 May 2013 21:47:21 +0000]
The URL for the dist source repo changed

22 months agoRMG: say that for maint there are two RMG versions
David Mitchell [Tue, 7 May 2013 16:53:49 +0000]
RMG: say that for maint there are two RMG versions