7 years agoperldelta: reimport the 5.15.x config/compile sections
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:46:38 +0000 (20:46 -0400)] 
perldelta: reimport the 5.15.x config/compile sections

this catches a few things that were omitted; the reordering
that resulted is neither intentional nor (as far as I can tell)

7 years agoperldelta: add note about HP-UX gcc support
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:38:30 +0000 (20:38 -0400)] 
perldelta: add note about HP-UX gcc support

7 years agoRemove outdated todo items, and update and clarify others.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:02:15 +0000 (11:02 +0200)] 
Remove outdated todo items, and update and clarify others.

7 years agoIn the todo list, note who is already working on various suggestions.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:51:54 +0000 (10:51 +0200)] 
In the todo list, note who is already working on various suggestions.

7 years agoRemove (?{...}) closures in regexps from the todo list.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:47:24 +0000 (10:47 +0200)] 
Remove (?{...}) closures in regexps from the todo list.

Dave has this substantially done, and is working on finishing it off.

7 years agoRemove "Properly Unicode safe tokeniser and pads" from the todo
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:06:21 +0000 (21:06 +0200)] 
Remove "Properly Unicode safe tokeniser and pads" from the todo

Brian Fraser (during GSoC), Father Chrysostomos, Zefram and others have done
most of the tasks suggested in this todo, so remove it from consideration as
it's clearly stale. The only possible work outstanding is how toke.c behaves
when PL_rsfp is marked as returning UTF-8, and when source filters return
SVs with SvUTF8() true. So leave this in as a comment in the Pod so that it
does not get lost, pending proper investigation.

7 years agoRemove 2 microperl suggestions from the todo list.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:50:28 +0000 (21:50 +0200)] 
Remove 2 microperl suggestions from the todo list.

The --regen option added to Porting/ makes creating
pretty much automatic.

Whilst maintaining Makefile.micro could be made more automatic by templating
it based on MANIFEST, the benefits are probably never going to pay back the
cost of doing it, as we add (or remove) C and header files so rarely.
It would only really make sense as part of a system that did the same for
Makefile.SH, vms/descrip_mms.template and the multitude of Win* Makefiles.

7 years agoDrop the iCOW plan from the todo.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:35:23 +0000 (21:35 +0200)] 
Drop the iCOW plan from the todo.

Dave has detailed reasons why he doesn't think that this would work. So it's
a bad idea to suggest it as something people should work on.

7 years agoSwitching entersub ops from "XS" to "Perl" and back likely won't help.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:23:25 +0000 (21:23 +0200)] 
Switching entersub ops from "XS" to "Perl" and back likely won't help.

Switching OPs goes against the grain of immutable optrees under ithreads -
it could probably be made to work, but the amount of extra effort would be

Secondly, cache misses are the overriding speed hit on modern CPUs.
The code switching proposed would add complexity but only be able to change
the number of branch instructions encountered, which come a distant second
to cache misses as a speed hit. The code switching would not change the data
lookups needed, and hence not the cache misses they cause.

7 years agoMinor tweaks to the todo.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:14:08 +0000 (21:14 +0200)] 
Minor tweaks to the todo.

5.14 is long past - 5.18.0 is now the future stable release to aim for.
Correct the title of one entry to 0*o*ddd.
Add a missing close parenthesis.

7 years agoRemove two specific smartmatch suggestions from the todo list.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:55:37 +0000 (18:55 +0200)] 
Remove two specific smartmatch suggestions from the todo list.

As smartmatch is "subject to review" these are unlikely to be appropriate.

7 years ago5.12.0 and later permit -C on the #! line with similar rules to -T
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:35:52 +0000 (18:35 +0200)] 
5.12.0 and later permit -C on the #! line with similar rules to -T

Whilst this isn't as totally flexible as it might be, it's good enough to
remove the todo entry, which was added when -C was forbidden on the #! line.
However, making -C parsing on the #! more flexible probably requires
removing the "feature" that a C<#line 1> directive triggers re-processing
of #! directives.

7 years agoRemove the reference to -fstack-protector, which is done.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:22:50 +0000 (18:22 +0200)] 
Remove the reference to -fstack-protector, which is done.

Exploring the use of -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 remains to be done.

7 years agoRemove the "POD -> HTML conversion in the core still sucks" todo entry.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:07:34 +0000 (18:07 +0200)] 
Remove the "POD -> HTML conversion in the core still sucks" todo entry.

Thanks to GSoC 2011, Pod::HTML has been refactored to use Pod::Simple::XHTML.

7 years agoUpdate the todo entry for duplicating C conditional compilation.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:01:39 +0000 (17:01 +0200)] 
Update the todo entry for duplicating C conditional compilation. has been refactored to read from embed.fnc directly, cutting out
the middleman. Correct the header filename - it's "intrpvar.h",
not "interpvar.h".

7 years agoRemove "Remove duplication of test setup" from the todo list.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:54:00 +0000 (15:54 +0200)] 
Remove "Remove duplication of test setup" from the todo list.

It's no longer obvious which files in t/ contain significant amounts of
setup code which is duplicated. Common cases of skip logic have already been
moved into t/ The suggestion of replacing $Is_Foo checks with %Is is
not a clear-cut win - each $Is_Foo eliminated is only a 1 line saving, at the
cost of another testing idiom the future maintenance programmer has to become
familiar with.

The related suggestion "Migrate t/ from custom TAP generation" remains
something to do. There are still various files in t/ which could use be
converted to use the comparison functions of t/ reducing code size,
improving failure diagnostics and where this eliminates manual test counters,
increasing flexibility for adding tests in the logically correct location
within the file.

7 years agoRefine the todo entry for install.html
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:46:17 +0000 (22:46 +0200)] 
Refine the todo entry for install.html

Update the description of what needs doing. The splitting code exists, but
it's sub-optimal and not re-usable. Correct the name of the Makefile target -
it's 'install.html' with a period, not 'installhtml'.

7 years ago5.14.0 adds Perl_cv_set_call_checker(), but no guide to inlining XSUBs.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:24:23 +0000 (22:24 +0200)] 
5.14.0 adds Perl_cv_set_call_checker(), but no guide to inlining XSUBs.

Being able to inline simple XSUBs was listed as a TODO. 5.14.0 now provides
functionality for a compile-time "fixup" function for an XSUB, added using
Perl_cv_set_call_checker(). This has API-level documentation, but there is
no guide or tutorial on how to exploit this API to actually implement an
XSUB which can inline.

7 years ago@INC order was improved in a series of commits ending with e37778c28ba4f703.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:19:29 +0000 (18:19 +0200)] 
@INC order was improved in a series of commits ending with e37778c28ba4f703.

Belatedly remove it from the TODO list.

7 years agoPADTMP hash pessimisation was fixed with commit 38bb37b9aa18dbe6.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:07:31 +0000 (18:07 +0200)] 
PADTMP hash pessimisation was fixed with commit 38bb37b9aa18dbe6.

Remove it from the TODO list.

7 years agoperldelta: Fix an internal POD link
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:41:31 +0000 (09:41 +0200)] 
perldelta: Fix an internal POD link

7 years agoperldelta: reorder bugfix sections and tweak one or two
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:56:29 +0000 (18:56 -0400)] 
perldelta: reorder bugfix sections and tweak one or two

7 years agoperldelta: Encode::JP::Mobile is no longer busted
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:36:53 +0000 (18:36 -0400)] 
perldelta: Encode::JP::Mobile is no longer busted

7 years agoperldelta: add a missing "if" to clarify bugfix
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:36:37 +0000 (18:36 -0400)] 
perldelta: add a missing "if" to clarify bugfix

7 years agoperldelta: avoid unneeded history of bugfix
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:36:09 +0000 (18:36 -0400)] 
perldelta: avoid unneeded history of bugfix

7 years agoperldelta: wrap a few weirdly-wrapped lines
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:35:55 +0000 (18:35 -0400)] 
perldelta: wrap a few weirdly-wrapped lines

7 years agoperldelta: move regex variable fixes into regex section
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:20:19 +0000 (18:20 -0400)] 
perldelta: move regex variable fixes into regex section

This at least avoids having quit so much in the "misc."

Also, "Regular expressions and character classes" is redundant.
Drop the "and character classes"

7 years agoperldelta: add a missing > to a C<
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:17:01 +0000 (18:17 -0400)] 
perldelta: add a missing > to a C<

7 years agoperldelta: move a FETCH-too-many-times bugfix to that section
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:16:48 +0000 (18:16 -0400)] 
perldelta: move a FETCH-too-many-times bugfix to that section

7 years agoremove perldelta placeholders, add the 5.12-is-EOL notice
Ricardo Signes [Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:09:44 +0000 (18:09 -0400)] 
remove perldelta placeholders, add the 5.12-is-EOL notice

7 years agoPATCH: [perl #112530] Panic with inversion lists
Karl Williamson [Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:27:29 +0000 (10:27 -0600)] 
PATCH: [perl #112530] Panic with inversion lists

The code assumed that all property definitions would be well-formed,
meaning, in part, that they would be numerically sorted by code point,
with each range disjoint from all others.  So, the code was just
appending each range as it is found to the inversion list it is

This assumption is true for all definitions generated by mktables, but
it might not be true for user-defined ones.  The solution is merely to
change from calling the function that appends to instead call the
existing function that handles the more general case.

However, that function was not previously used outside the file it was
defined in, so must now be made public.  Also, this whole interface is
considered volatile, so the names of the public functions in it begin
with an underscore to further discourage XS writers from using them.
Therefore the more general add function is renamed to begin with an

And, the append function is no longer needed outside the file it is
defined in, so again to keep XS writers from using it, this commit makes
it static.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Remove mini bug fix headers
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:05:05 +0000 (10:05 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Remove mini bug fix headers

for consistency

7 years agoperl5160delta: More stuff
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:37:25 +0000 (06:37 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: More stuff

I squashed three commits by mistake, and it wasn’t worth separ-
ating them:

1.  Revamp substr revamp

    Move the bugs to the bugs section.

    Nobody cares about the order of uninit warnings, so zap that.

2.  Fix pod syntax error

3.  New section for given bugs

7 years agoperl5160delta: New thread bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:28:37 +0000 (06:28 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New thread bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: New deref bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:25:31 +0000 (06:25 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New deref bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Another format bug
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:21:14 +0000 (06:21 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Another format bug

7 years agoperl5160delta: Another regexp bug
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:20:17 +0000 (06:20 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Another regexp bug

It’s not specific to regexps, but it’s close enough.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Rmv #88138
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:18:43 +0000 (06:18 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Rmv #88138

This is more-or-less covered by the embedded nulls section.  I
can’t see how to get the bug number in there in a way that is not

7 years agoperl5160delta: Another XS bug
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:16:04 +0000 (06:16 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Another XS bug

7 years agoperl5160delta: Another XS bug
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:14:43 +0000 (06:14 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Another XS bug

7 years agoperl5160delta: Combine 2 similar return bugs
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:13:51 +0000 (06:13 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Combine 2 similar return bugs

7 years agoperl5160delta: Combine 2 similar $_ bugs
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:10:38 +0000 (06:10 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Combine 2 similar $_ bugs

7 years agoperl5160delta: new prototype bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:05:17 +0000 (06:05 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: new prototype bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: new xs bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:26:00 +0000 (23:26 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: new xs bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: new glob bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:22:14 +0000 (23:22 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: new glob bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: more regexp bugs
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:20:37 +0000 (23:20 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: more regexp bugs

7 years agoperl5160delta: Move Hash::Util core fixes to hash section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:16:40 +0000 (23:16 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Move Hash::Util core fixes to hash section

I was going to put it under COW, but it’s not COW-specific.  It’s not
hash-specific, either, the fixes being in Internals::SvREADONLY, but
Hash::Util is the only supported way to use that function.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Don’t mention study bug fixes
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:14:19 +0000 (23:14 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Don’t mention study bug fixes

Now that we’ve made it a no-op, it’s not necessary to list the bug
fixes it had.

7 years agoperl5160delta: New debugger bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:09:25 +0000 (23:09 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New debugger bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: New sort bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 06:02:11 +0000 (23:02 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New sort bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: New overloading bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:57:32 +0000 (22:57 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New overloading bug fix section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Don’t mention Internals::SvREFCNT
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:55:34 +0000 (22:55 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Don’t mention Internals::SvREFCNT

It officially doesn’t exist. :-)

7 years agoperl5160delta: Rmv debugger local $_ thing
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:54:16 +0000 (22:54 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Rmv debugger local $_ thing

This entry is no longer relevant, now that local $_ is fixed.

7 years agoperl5160delta: New section for redef warnings
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:54:06 +0000 (22:54 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New section for redef warnings

7 years agoperl5160delta: Rmv null-named const bug
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:51:36 +0000 (17:51 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Rmv null-named const bug

This is covered by the section on embedded nulls.

This was only listed separately because it came later.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Move more re fixes to the re section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:50:41 +0000 (17:50 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Move more re fixes to the re section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Separate section for PL_last_in_gv fixes
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:46:45 +0000 (17:46 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Separate section for PL_last_in_gv fixes

7 years agoperl5160delta: Move more COW stuff into the COW section
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:41:25 +0000 (17:41 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Move more COW stuff into the COW section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Make an uninit warning bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:38:18 +0000 (16:38 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Make an uninit warning bug fix section

7 years ago[perl #112316] Make strict vars respect null-to-null assignment
Father Chrysostomos [Sat, 21 Apr 2012 05:50:11 +0000 (22:50 -0700)] 
[perl #112316] Make strict vars respect null-to-null assignment

This is a follow-up to commits 6379d4a9a and 862504fb08.

As Karl Williamson (thank you!) pointed out, my changes were not suf-
ficient, because strEQ was still being used, which stops at the first
null, treating "foo\0bar" and "foo\0foo" as equivalent.

Under threads, strict vars was not respecting glob assignment from a
package with a null in its name to another also with a null in its
name, if the two package names shared a common prefix up to the null.

7 years ago[perl #111980] Don’t allow ‘my $♠’
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:32:08 +0000 (16:32 -0700)] 
[perl #111980] Don’t allow ‘my $♠’

For consistency with ‘my $!’, ‘my $-’, etc., forbid lexical punctua-
tion variables made up of non-ASCII characters.  It was by mistake
that 204e6232679 allowed this.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Shrink tie bug fix section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:44:04 +0000 (14:44 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Shrink tie bug fix section

The av_reify bug doesn’t need to be mentioned, as it only affects
debugging builds.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Move one more -l bug to the ft section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:32:03 +0000 (14:32 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Move one more -l bug to the ft section

7 years agoperl5160delta: New secton for tie bugs
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:30:48 +0000 (14:30 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New secton for tie bugs

7 years agoperl5160delta: Section for vstring & ver obj fixes
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:20:45 +0000 (14:20 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Section for vstring & ver obj fixes

7 years agoperl5160delta: Misc tweaks
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:11:42 +0000 (14:11 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Misc tweaks

7 years agoperl5160delta: Finish rewriting stat/filetest section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:01:02 +0000 (14:01 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Finish rewriting stat/filetest section

7 years agoadd a missing C<...> to perldelta
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:40:31 +0000 (13:40 -0400)] 
add a missing C<...> to perldelta

thanks for the report, James Aitken!

7 years agoseveral perl5160delta.pod tweaks or fixes
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:52:52 +0000 (12:52 -0400)] 
several perl5160delta.pod tweaks or fixes

Thanks to Marcel Grünauer and Pedro Melo for pointing out
some of these errors.

7 years agoperl5160delta: A hint bug I missed
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:23:35 +0000 (23:23 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: A hint bug I missed

7 years agoperl5160delta: Partially rewrite stat/filetest section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:18:23 +0000 (23:18 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Partially rewrite stat/filetest section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Create a stat/filetest section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:14:24 +0000 (23:14 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Create a stat/filetest section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Shrink embedded null section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:05:00 +0000 (23:05 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Shrink embedded null section

Some of these items repeat each other.

7 years agoperl5160delta: Change capitalisation
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:03:40 +0000 (23:03 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Change capitalisation

to match the surrounding sections

7 years agoperl5160delta: Create a weakref section
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:02:27 +0000 (23:02 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Create a weakref section

7 years agoperl5160delta: Rearrange and reword aggreg bugs
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:00:36 +0000 (23:00 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Rearrange and reword aggreg bugs

7 years agoperl5160delta: Put hash and array bug fixes together
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:57:58 +0000 (22:57 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Put hash and array bug fixes together

Some entries apply to both types of aggregates, so making a single
section for both is the path of least resistance.

7 years agoperl5160delta: New section for hint bug fixes
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:49:53 +0000 (22:49 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: New section for hint bug fixes

7 years agoperl5160delta: Tweaks to lv sub bug fixes
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:33:39 +0000 (22:33 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Tweaks to lv sub bug fixes

Rearrange things so similar items are closer.  Shorten some descriptions.

7 years agoperl5160delta.pod: Move 2 similar entries closer
Father Chrysostomos [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:18:28 +0000 (22:18 -0700)] 
perl5160delta.pod: Move 2 similar entries closer

7 years ago[perl #107636] Make Carp::longmess work inside die override
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:38:59 +0000 (06:38 -0700)] 
[perl #107636] Make Carp::longmess work inside die override

When PL_last_in_gv (and hence $.) is set, Carp::longmess uses
eval { die } to find out what handle and line number perl will append
to the error message.

It was not qualifying the die with CORE::, so a CORE::GLOBAL::die
override that itself calls Carp::longmess would result in infinite
recursion if that override were installed before Carp loaded.

This broke Class::Scaffold’s tests, which began to hang.

7 years agoIncrease $Carp::Heavy::VERSION to 1.26
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:50:47 +0000 (14:50 -0700)] 
Increase $Carp::Heavy::VERSION to 1.26

7 years agoIncrease $Carp::VERSION to 1.26
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:39:50 +0000 (06:39 -0700)] 
Increase $Carp::VERSION to 1.26

7 years agoMake strict vars respect ‘package ĵ; *ĵ::bar = [];’
Father Chrysostomos [Mon, 9 Apr 2012 06:04:38 +0000 (23:04 -0700)] 
Make strict vars respect ‘package ĵ; *ĵ::bar = [];’

In this particular case, the name of the current package in UTF-8 (it
cannot be expressed in Latin-1) is the same byte sequence as the name
of the package being assigned to in Latin-1.

Some of the logic in stashpv_hvname_match was faulty.  It worked for
a Latin-1 current package assigning to a glob in a UTF-8 package, but
not the other way around.

7 years ago[perl #112316] Make strict vars respect assignment from null pkg
Father Chrysostomos [Mon, 9 Apr 2012 03:25:52 +0000 (20:25 -0700)] 
[perl #112316] Make strict vars respect assignment from null pkg

Under threads, strict vars was not respecting glob assignment from a
package with a null in its name if the name of the package assigned to
was equal to the prefix of the current package up to the null.

7 years ago[perl #112316] Make strict vars respect assignment to null pkg
Father Chrysostomos [Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:51:57 +0000 (14:51 -0700)] 
[perl #112316] Make strict vars respect assignment to null pkg

Under threads, strict vars was not respecting assignment to a package
with a null in its name if the name of the package assigned from was
equal to the prefix of the destination package up to the null.

7 years agoSet *.pod permissions in installperl.
Craig A. Berry [Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:27:08 +0000 (16:27 -0500)] 
Set *.pod permissions in installperl.

installperl takes responsibility for explicitly setting the
permissions on most of the files it installs, but had not been
doing so on pods for some reason.  This commit makes it do so.

Not having world/other read access could not only defeat attempts
to read documentation, but also cause C<use diagnostics;> to fail
when it attempted to open perldiag.pod.

7 years agoSet *.html permissions in installhtml.
Craig A. Berry [Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:42:10 +0000 (12:42 -0500)] 
Set *.html permissions in installhtml.

Pod::Html::pod2html via the installhtml utility, which is invoked
by the install.html make target, had not been explicitly setting
permissions on the installed HTML files.  Leaving the target
permissions to chance meant that on some systems they were set
appropriately and some not based on various site and platform

"Appropriately" in this case means readable by world/other, so we
now set that explicitly.

7 years agoallow "." in directory name
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:25:34 +0000 (22:25 -0400)] 
allow "." in directory name

This qualifies as another of the "crude hack to keep Pod-Html
more usable" hacks that are in place until the path handling
is fixed more systematically.

7 years agoperl5160delta: YAML 0.81 works with blead
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:07:12 +0000 (14:07 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: YAML 0.81 works with blead

7 years agoperl5160delta: Remove op/sigdispatch.t
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 19 Apr 2012 05:44:04 +0000 (22:44 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: Remove op/sigdispatch.t

Commit 8aed2c65ce skips the tests on stable versions.

7 years agoperl5160delta: List significant CPAN failures
Father Chrysostomos [Thu, 19 Apr 2012 05:42:01 +0000 (22:42 -0700)] 
perl5160delta: List significant CPAN failures

By significant, I mean distributions that have at least 5 non-Acme
non-Task non-Bundle dependents.

7 years agoremove assert and change message
Yves Orton [Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:41:43 +0000 (21:41 +0200)] 
remove assert and change message

7 years agovalid_utf8_to_uv{chr,uni} have no documentation, so remove the 'd' flag.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:27:59 +0000 (18:27 +0200)] 
valid_utf8_to_uv{chr,uni} have no documentation, so remove the 'd' flag.

Commit 27d6c58a7e12243b added valid_utf8_to_uv{chr,uni} with the commit

    utf8.c: Add valid_utf8_to_uvuni() and valid_utf8_to_uvchr()

    These functions are like utf8_to_uvuni() and utf8_to_uvchr(), but their
    name implies that the input UTF-8 has been validated.

    They are not currently documented, as it's best for XS writers to call
    the functions that do validation.

However, it also inadvertently gave each a 'd' flag in embed.fnc, incorrectly
stating that they had documentation, which causes to warn that it
can't find the documentation.

So remove the 'd' flag to correctly reflect the intended lack of documentation.

7 years agoFix version tests on windoze
Father Chrysostomos [Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:16:12 +0000 (17:16 -0700)] 
Fix version tests on windoze

This is a follow-up to commit 78e230aef16b.

When there is an integer overflow (which itself produces a warning),
the resulting behaviour with version objects is basically undefined.
Hence, this newly-added test, which was actually just there to make
sure there was no panic, failed.

7 years agoDon’t produce uninit warning for ->VERSION(9e99)
Father Chrysostomos [Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:14:14 +0000 (17:14 -0700)] 
Don’t produce uninit warning for ->VERSION(9e99)

This is a follow-up to commit 78e230aef16b.

It was using a temporary undef scalar and concatenating to it instead
of setting it, triggering the warning.

I haven’t added tests, out of paranoia.

7 years agoPATCH: [perl #111338] Warnings in utf8 subcategories do nothing in isolation
Karl Williamson [Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:34:05 +0000 (10:34 -0700)] 
PATCH: [perl #111338] Warnings in utf8 subcategories do nothing in isolation

This was the result of assuming that these would not be on unless
the main category was also on.

7 years agoCorrect INSTALL to warn about editing cflags, not cflags.SH
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:57:13 +0000 (16:57 +0200)] 
Correct INSTALL to warn about editing cflags, not cflags.SH

Commit 668cbedd4fc8e9b2 in Nov 2011, as part of a much larger set of edits
and corrections, inadvertently changed 'cflags' to 'cflags.SH', which is
not correct in context.

7 years ago[perl #112478] Avoid buffer overflow in upg_version
Father Chrysostomos [Tue, 17 Apr 2012 03:24:45 +0000 (20:24 -0700)] 
[perl #112478] Avoid buffer overflow in upg_version

On most systems, this is actually a panic, rather than an overflow,
because the overflow is detected before it can happen.

upg_version needs to use the equivalent of sprintf "%.9f" on a numeric
input before parsing it.  For speed’s sake, I assume, it was done
using my_snprintf, with a C auto for the buffer, declared with a fixed
size of 64.

There is no guarantee that the number passed in will not overflow that
buffer, so upg_version should use an SV and sv_catpvf in those cases
where it would overflow.

7 years agoINSTALL doc changes because of movement
Slaven Rezic [Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:59:46 +0000 (20:59 +0100)] 
INSTALL doc changes because of movement

commit 30b6e59101b252c20a6b50b95203d1e2c6016604 moved from
t to top level.