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9 years agoMake verbatim pod in fit in 80 columns
Father Chrysostomos [Tue, 2 Aug 2011 15:39:56 +0000 (08:39 -0700)]
Make verbatim pod in fit in 80 columns

9 years agoAdd perlexperiment to detail experimental features
brian d foy [Mon, 25 Oct 2010 05:10:06 +0000 (00:10 -0500)]
Add perlexperiment to detail experimental features

nearly all this work merged from brian d foy's briandfoy/perlexperiment branch,
tidied up and squished by rjbs

9 years agoSvREFCNT_dec already checks if the SV is non-NULL
Vincent Pit [Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:17:47 +0000 (12:17 +0200)]
SvREFCNT_dec already checks if the SV is non-NULL

9 years agoUpdate Module-Load to version 0.20
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 19:17:54 +0000 (20:17 +0100)]
Update Module-Load to version 0.20


  Changes for 0.20    Mon Aug  1 19:13:44 2011
  * Resolve [rt #69886] reported by Laurent Dami,
    trailing '::' silently ignored

9 years agoNote the stat() change in perldelta
Tony Cook [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 12:01:02 +0000 (22:01 +1000)]
Note the stat() change in perldelta

9 years ago[rt #84590] try to preserve the inode number, even if it's large
Tony Cook [Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:32:37 +0000 (21:32 +1000)]
[rt #84590] try to preserve the inode number, even if it's large

This matches the checks done for other stat() fields.

9 years agoMerge the refactored into blead.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:08:55 +0000 (12:08 +0200)]
Merge the refactored into blead.

This adds a new script, Porting/, to help test

9 years agoNote in perldelta that has been refactored.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:07:44 +0000 (12:07 +0200)]
Note in perldelta that has been refactored.

9 years agoIn, refactor the code that reads *.sym files.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:03:04 +0000 (17:03 +0200)]
In, refactor the code that reads *.sym files.

Hoist the test that chooses the prefix out of the loop. Tweak the regex to
avoid needing an explicit chomp/ Use 3-arg open and a lexical for the file

9 years agoIn, correct a typo in a comment.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:08:27 +0000 (15:08 +0200)]
In, correct a typo in a comment.

9 years agoIn, avoid creating %PLATFORMS just for one existence check.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:05:26 +0000 (15:05 +0200)]
In, avoid creating %PLATFORMS just for one existence check.

A single linear search of @PLATFORMS is simpler and possibly even faster
than building a hash from @PLATFORMS, making one lookup, then discarding the

Add a block to limit the scope of @PLATFORMS to the code that uses it.

9 years agoIn, use %ARGS instead of 4 variables for command line arguments.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:29:27 +0000 (14:29 +0200)]
In, use %ARGS instead of 4 variables for command line arguments.

This simplifies processing @ARGV.

9 years agoIn, consolidate all the C compiler flags parsing code.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:04:53 +0000 (14:04 +0200)]
In, consolidate all the C compiler flags parsing code.

This isn't quite a "pure" refactoring, as -Dfoo=bar read from %Config will
now be processed as $Config{foo} = 'bar'; instead of $Config{foo} = 1;
However, it won't change any behaviour, as the only time uses a
value of %define for anything other than a truth test is $define{PERL_DLL},
and that is passed in on the command-line by the Makefile invoking

9 years agoIn, read ccflags and optimize from %Config.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:24:36 +0000 (13:24 +0200)]
In, read ccflags and optimize from %Config.

Previously they were read by opening and parsing Remove all code
related to reading, as it is no longer needed.

9 years agoIn, read 4 configuration values direct from %Config.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:06:26 +0000 (13:06 +0200)]
In, read 4 configuration values direct from %Config. has been using Config since commit 9d6c7f2eccef26a6 in 2009.
Hence we can read them direct from %Config, instead of parsing
and storing the values in %define.

9 years agoIn, merge the code that reads
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:21:14 +0000 (23:21 +0200)]
In, merge the code that reads

For now, retain compatibility (bug compatibility?) by not processing ccflags
and optimize on Win32, WinCE and NetWare.

9 years agoIn, export boot_* for static modules only on Win32 and WinCE.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:37:42 +0000 (13:37 +0200)]
In, export boot_* for static modules only on Win32 and WinCE.

The code as-is will only be run on Win32 and WinCE, because currently the
code to populate $static_ext is only run on Win32 and WinCE. As-is this code
can't be run on all platforms, because currently *nix (ie AIX) links static
extensions into the perl executable, rather than into the shared perl
library. Hence boot_* functions for static extensions aren't in the shared
perl library, so it would be an error to attempt to export them from it.

9 years agoIn, tidy up the MYMALLOC logic.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:36:35 +0000 (15:36 +0200)]
In, tidy up the MYMALLOC logic.

No need to call try_symbols() for PL_malloc_mutex, as it is found in
perlvars.h. Unlike PL_perlio_mutex, PL_malloc_mutex isn't listed in the
main !USE_ITHREADS skip list - perhaps it should be for consistency.

9 years agoIn, tidy up the USE_PERLIO logic.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 20:26:13 +0000 (22:26 +0200)]
In, tidy up the USE_PERLIO logic.

No need to call try_symbols() for PL_perlio_mutex, as it is found in
perlvars.h, and no need to duplicate the skip for it if USE_ITHREADS is not

We do need to skip PL_perlio_mutex if if USE_PERLIO is not defined but
USE_ITHREADS is [not that this is a configuration that Configure will let
you select, until you edit it :-)]

Add a comment describing what the "Oddities from PerlIO" are.

Remove PerlIO_sv_dup from the list, as it's also in @layer_syms, and
inclusion in @layer_syms makes the former redundant. It was added to both in
commit 8437356be6fd345c in 2001.

9 years agoIn, consolidate all the code that tries platform-specific symbols.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:25:39 +0000 (17:25 +0200)]
In, consolidate all the code that tries platform-specific symbols.

Previously the code for OS/2 and VMS was run much earlier. Fortunately none
of the symbols tried were conditionally added to the skip list, else much
confusion would have ensued.

Move the OS/2 code that reads after the code that tries
platform-specific symbols.

9 years agoIn, remove duplicate symbols passed to try_symbols() for OS/2.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:15:32 +0000 (15:15 +0200)]
In, remove duplicate symbols passed to try_symbols() for OS/2.

Code to try the 4 thread-specific symbols was added in 2003 by commit
5c728af092d5feba. However, all 4 symbols were already listed in,
added in 1999 by commit 3cfae81b38bc8edd.

(Unlike other platforms, on OS/2 adding symbols to %export that aren't
actually compiled in does not cause errors, as there is code later in to read in, and strip from %export all symbols not
listed there.)

9 years agoIn, replace calls to try_symbol() with try_symbols().
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:04:57 +0000 (15:04 +0200)]
In, replace calls to try_symbol() with try_symbols().

Following the simplification of the previous commit, the two are now

9 years agoIn, change readvar() to add items to a passed-in hash reference.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:37:53 +0000 (14:37 +0200)]
In, change readvar() to add items to a passed-in hash reference.

Previously, readvar() returned a list of symbols, extracting the names of
the variables declared there, then transforming them either via a passed in
function, or prepending 'PL_'. The list was then either added to %skip, or
added to %export by try_symbols(), which had a kludge to normalise the
previous transformation to 'PL_'.

Instead, passing a reference to the target hash into readvar() allows that
kludge to be removed, considerably simplifying try_symbols().

9 years agoIn, no need to loop over a 1 item list.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:20:25 +0000 (14:20 +0200)]
In, no need to loop over a 1 item list.

9 years agoIn, inline output_symbol() into its only caller.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:09:56 +0000 (13:09 +0200)]
In, inline output_symbol() into its only caller.

Remove code commented out by commit 51371543ca1a75ed in 1999 with the note
"binary compatibility between compilers is an exercise in frustration".

9 years agoIn, consolidate the actual output code in one place.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:46:48 +0000 (12:46 +0200)]
In, consolidate the actual output code in one place.

Previously, the platform specific header output code was near the top of, before some of the emit/skip logic and some of the file reading
code, and far from the rest of the output logic.

9 years agoIn, rename emit_symbols() to try_symbols(), and pass it a list.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:23:51 +0000 (12:23 +0200)]
In, rename emit_symbols() to try_symbols(), and pass it a list.

try_symbols() better describes what it does - add symbols to the list to
export, unless they are in the skip list.

9 years agoIn, inline emit_symbol.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:05:51 +0000 (12:05 +0200)]
In, inline emit_symbol.

All emit_symbol() did was add to the hash of symbols to emit the list it was

9 years agoIn, eliminate now-superfluous chomp and file-content processing.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:16:02 +0000 (11:16 +0200)]
In, eliminate now-superfluous chomp and file-content processing.

emit_symbol() would chomp every symbol passed to it. The chomp was added in
3e3baf6d63945cb6, in the refactoring which replaced print statements with
emit_symbol(), because its callers (still) passed it the values previously
printed, values generated from the lines of files. The chomp in emit_symbol()
probably should have been removed as part of 22239a37ce131e4f, which unified
the code that parsed external files, adding chomp there, and added chomp to
the code which read from <DATA>.

The chomp of <DATA> added in 22239a37ce131e4f was moved wholesale with all
the file-content specific processing into a new routine try_symbol() in
commit 549a6b102c2ac8c4 on the cfgperl branch. That commit and subsequent
commits used try_symbol() as the general-purpose routine to add symbols to
the export list, even though it also had all the specific file processing
code to ignore comments and other text that did not look like symbols.

An analogous alternative routine to add symbols to the export list,
emit_symbols(), was added to blead 6 days earlier in commit 51371543ca1a75ed.

As no longer uses <DATA>, and reading from external files is
nicely encapsulated, all this vestigial code can be removed.

Technical debt from 1997 and 1999 finally being eliminated.

9 years agoIn, inline skip_symbols.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 25 Jul 2011 22:02:22 +0000 (00:02 +0200)]
In, inline skip_symbols.

All skip_symbols() did was add to the hash of symbols to skip the list it was

9 years agoIn, readvar now returns a list, not an array reference.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:59:30 +0000 (22:59 +0200)]
In, readvar now returns a list, not an array reference.

Convert it from a loop to a map. Refactor its callers to use its results
directly, instead of assigning to a lexical variable which is used only once.

9 years agoIn, move the "oddities from PerlIO" from <DATA> to a data structure.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:07:54 +0000 (18:07 +0200)]
In, move the "oddities from PerlIO" from <DATA> to a data structure.

At one time various categories of symbols were listed after __DATA__.
All others are now dealt with elsewhere, leaving only some PerlIO symbols, at
which point it becomes clearer and terser to move the list to the point in the
code that previously looped over <DATA>.

9 years agoIn, consolidate all the code conditional on PERL_IMPLICIT_SYS.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:00:41 +0000 (15:00 +0200)]
In, consolidate all the code conditional on PERL_IMPLICIT_SYS.

Previously the conditional skips were for all platforms (in two places, both
added in commit 7766f1371a6d2b58, whereas the conditional additions to the
export lists were in platform specific blocks for Win32, WinCE and NetWare.
Given that only those 3 platforms can (currently) build with
-DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS, it's safe to implicitly remove the platform check for
those export additions by moving the code.

9 years agoIn, NetWare can't export perl_clone_host without USE_ITHREADS.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:13:51 +0000 (14:13 +0200)]
In, NetWare can't export perl_clone_host without USE_ITHREADS.

NetWare/nw5.c conditionally compiles perl_clone_host only if USE_ITHREADS is
defined. It can't be added to the export list if it isn't compiled.
NetWare/config.wc has useithreads='define'

9 years agoIn, read Config::{,non_}bincompat_options() on all platforms.
Nicholas Clark [Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:54:01 +0000 (18:54 +0200)]
In, read Config::{,non_}bincompat_options() on all platforms.

Previously was only taking them into account on AIX, Win32 and
WinCE. This might cause more API symbols to be exported on NetWare, OS/2
and VMS.

On VMS, $define{DEBUGGING} and $define{UNLINK_ALL_VERSIONS} will now be read
from Config::non_bincompat_options(), so no need for special case code to
read them

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for Perl_pidgone for not-PERL_USES_PL_PIDSTATUS.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:49:59 +0000 (13:49 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for Perl_pidgone for not-PERL_USES_PL_PIDSTATUS.

The skip for Perl_pidgone was added by 0c25f67f45e5dccb in 2005, However,
Perl_pidgone was never in the public API, and has not been available for
export since commit 954c1994944eafa7 (in January 2000).

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for Perl_mro_meta_dup for non-ITHREADS.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:10:42 +0000 (13:10 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for Perl_mro_meta_dup for non-ITHREADS.

Perl_mro_meta_dup was removed from the public API with commit
47c9dd1447a52d20 in April 2007, and hence was never in the API for any stable

9 years agoIn, remove Perl_malloc{ed,_good}_size from the !MYMALLOC skip list.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:50:28 +0000 (12:50 +0200)]
In, remove Perl_malloc{ed,_good}_size from the !MYMALLOC skip list.

Perl_malloced_size was never in the public API, has not been available for
export since commit 954c1994944eafa7 (in January 2000) restricted exports to
just API functions. Perl_malloc_good_size was added to the skip list with
commit 641071807211a396, which added the (non-API) function to malloc.c

9 years agoIn, remove 15 non-API functions from the not-PERLMAD skip list.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:38:29 +0000 (12:38 +0200)]
In, remove 15 non-API functions from the not-PERLMAD skip list.

These functions have never been exported, so never needed to be added to the
skip list in Perl_pad_peg was added in 1dba731d9f7b0a03, the
remainder in 3b721df9bf246129.

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for Perl_deb_growlevel for not-DEBUGGING.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:04:14 +0000 (12:04 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for Perl_deb_growlevel for not-DEBUGGING.

Perl_deb_growlevel was removed in 199 by commit f4c556ac9d141bf8.

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for PL_sig_sv for PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:52:55 +0000 (22:52 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for PL_sig_sv for PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT.

PL_sig_sv was removed in 2010 by commit 0c4d3b5ea916cf64.

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for 9 symbols for not-USE_ITHREADS
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:37:56 +0000 (22:37 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for 9 symbols for not-USE_ITHREADS

They were moved into the XS for threads::shared in 2002 by commit

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for PL_regdupe for not-USE_ITHREADS.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:29:18 +0000 (22:29 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for PL_regdupe for not-USE_ITHREADS.

PL_regdupe was removed in 2006 by commit f9f4320a413e57e4.

9 years agoIn, remove the skip for PL_curthr for FAKE_THREADS.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:13:37 +0000 (22:13 +0200)]
In, remove the skip for PL_curthr for FAKE_THREADS.

PL_curthr was removed along with the rest of the 5.005 thread implementation
in 2002.

9 years agoIn, remove all skips for variables now in the parser struct.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:39:30 +0000 (21:39 +0200)]
In, remove all skips for variables now in the parser struct.

Different parser variables exist when perl is compiled with/without -Dmad.
Before these were moved into the parser struct, they all had to be skipped
explicitly. Now the parser struct has different members depending on whether
perl is MAD or not.

9 years agoIn, consolidate $PLATFORM specific skip logic.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:16:01 +0000 (18:16 +0200)]
In, consolidate $PLATFORM specific skip logic.

9 years agoIn, correct a use of $^O to $PLATFORM.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:03:38 +0000 (18:03 +0200)]
In, correct a use of $^O to $PLATFORM.

9 years agoIn, skip Perl_signbit when HAS_SIGNBIT is defined.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:48:07 +0000 (16:48 +0200)]
In, skip Perl_signbit when HAS_SIGNBIT is defined.

Previously this condition was only checked on AIX and VMS. However, as all
the other platforms don't have HAS_SIGNBIT defined, this simplifies the code
with no change in output.

9 years agoIn, simplify handling the 7 symbols wanted on Win32 but not WinCE.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:31:23 +0000 (16:31 +0200)]
In, simplify handling the 7 symbols wanted on Win32 but not WinCE.

18f68570297a0260 added WinCE, but did so by changing a block that adds
symbols for Win32 to add them for both Win32 & WinCE, and simultaneously
adding 7 of those symbols to the WinCE specific skip list.

Much simpler is to split the list of symbols to add into one for Win32 only,
and one for Win32 & WinCE, and removing the skip list.

9 years agoIn, remove PL_csh{len,name} from 3 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:07:53 +0000 (16:07 +0200)]
In, remove PL_csh{len,name} from 3 skip lists.

PL_cshname was converted to a true global by commit 618b9757aa96db62 in
2007, and PL_cshlen to a constant macro. Effectively both were dropped from
the list of exported symbols at this time, although as they were skipped on
Win32, WinCE and NetWare, the only platforms which would have noticed would
be AIX, OS/2 and VMS. As they've been missing in 5.10.0, 5.12.0 and 5.14.0
without any bug reports, it doesn't seem worth re-adding PL_cshname to the
list of exported symbols.

9 years agoIn, remove from 3 skip lists 3 variables now in PL_parser.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:53:14 +0000 (15:53 +0200)]
In, remove from 3 skip lists 3 variables now in PL_parser.

199e78b72f538ce0 moved PL_pending_indent and PL_sublex_info into the
PL_parser struct. f06b58485d86282d moved PL_linestart there.

9 years agoIn, remove PL_archpat_auto from 3 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:17:46 +0000 (15:17 +0200)]
In, remove PL_archpat_auto from 3 skip lists.

PL_archpat_auto was eliminated by commit a7cb1f9979dd83ab in 1999 -
"support for v5.5.640 style version numbers".

9 years agoIn, remove Perl_setenv_getix from 3 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:56:41 +0000 (14:56 +0200)]
In, remove Perl_setenv_getix from 3 skip lists.

Perl_setenv_getix was never in the public API, has not been available for
export since commit 954c1994944eafa7 (in January 2000) restricted exports to
just API functions, and in 2008 was changed to a static function with commit
051b305ded17acbc and then eliminated by being inlined into its only caller
with commit 3a9222bef66d8694.

9 years agoIn, remove Perl_init_thread_intern from 3 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:34:26 +0000 (14:34 +0200)]
In, remove Perl_init_thread_intern from 3 skip lists.

Perl_init_thread_intern has not been available for export since commit
864dbfa3ca8032ef in 1999, and was removed by 3db8f154c4c6e098 in 2002.

9 years agoIn, remove Perl_my_p{open,close} from 3 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:46:08 +0000 (13:46 +0200)]
In, remove Perl_my_p{open,close} from 3 skip lists.

Both will already be correctly skipped by the existing code that

9 years agoIn, remove Perl_ErrorNo from 4 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:02:38 +0000 (13:02 +0200)]
In, remove Perl_ErrorNo from 4 skip lists.

Perl_ErrnoNo() was removed in 51371543ca1a75ed in 1999.

9 years agoIn, remove from skip lists symbols which are not in the API.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:50:35 +0000 (12:50 +0200)]
In, remove from skip lists symbols which are not in the API.

The Win32 and AIX lists were created back when all symbols were exported.
954c1994944eafa7 (in January 2000) restricted exports to just API functions.
The skip lists were not purged of non-API functions, and have subsequently
propagated to new ports via mindless copy & paste.

9 years agoIn, remove Perl_safex{{c,m,re}alloc,free} from 4 skip lists.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:28:58 +0000 (23:28 +0200)]
In, remove Perl_safex{{c,m,re}alloc,free} from 4 skip lists.

All 4 were part of LEAKTEST, removed in 2002 with 7bab3ede7bf671f5.

9 years agoIn, skip relevant symbols when HAVE_INTERP_INTERN is not defined.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:26:20 +0000 (21:26 +0200)]
In, skip relevant symbols when HAVE_INTERP_INTERN is not defined.

Previously these symbols were only listed as platform specific exceptions
for AIX and NetWare. NetWare actually failed to list PL_sys_intern, but this
would not have mattered, as their config.wc shows that NetWare builds with
-DMULTIPLICITY, and hence "PL_sys_intern" is not a real variable there, but
part of the interpreter struct.

9 years agoIn, skip Perl_unlnk on all platforms without UNLINK_ALL_VERSIONS.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:55:52 +0000 (15:55 +0200)]
In, skip Perl_unlnk on all platforms without UNLINK_ALL_VERSIONS.

As only VMS sets UNLINK_ALL_VERSIONS, this permits removing Perl_unlnk from
the platform specific skip lists of all the other platforms.

9 years agoIn, skip relevant symbols when USE_LOCALE_NUMERIC is not defined.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:21:32 +0000 (15:21 +0200)]
In, skip relevant symbols when USE_LOCALE_NUMERIC is not defined.

Previously these symbols were only listed as platform specific exceptions
for WinCE. config.ce has i_locale as undef, so <locale.h> is not included,
so (presumably) there USE_LOCALE_NUMERIC is not part of

9 years agoIn, skip relevant symbols when USE_LOCALE_COLLATE is not defined.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:00:53 +0000 (15:00 +0200)]
In, skip relevant symbols when USE_LOCALE_COLLATE is not defined.

Previously these symbols were only listed as platform specific exceptions
for WinCE. config.ce has i_locale as undef, so <locale.h> is not included,
so (presumably) there USE_LOCALE_COLLATE is not part of

9 years agoIn, remove PL_numeric_compat1 from the WinCE skip list.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:19:42 +0000 (14:19 +0200)]
In, remove PL_numeric_compat1 from the WinCE skip list.

e0a47c36269dd7ce removed PL_numeric_compat1 from the interpreter structure, but
missed the reference to it here.

9 years agoIn, remove unneeded PerlIO* skips from the NetWare platform list.
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:10:22 +0000 (13:10 +0200)]
In, remove unneeded PerlIO* skips from the NetWare platform list.

011f1a1a00b94fe9 added, among other things, 23 PerlIO symbols to the
list to skip on NetWare on 2002/04/22. On 2002/05/01, ad6971c848a6c9ab
added PerlIO_perlio to the main list of symbols to skip if PerlIO was
deconfigured. On 2002/05/02, 1e8a8f599308436d added the other 22 there.

NetWare's configuration (config.wc) has perlio=undef. Hence the latter 2
commits were the correct fix, and the 23 symbols can be removed from the
NetWare platform list with no difference in's output.

9 years agoIn, extract SPRINTF_RETURNS_STRLEN from config.h
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:31:42 +0000 (12:31 +0200)]
In, extract SPRINTF_RETURNS_STRLEN from config.h

This allows its removal from platform specific skip lists.

9 years agoIn, all platforms other than OS/2 share 12 common "skip_symbols".
Nicholas Clark [Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:54:33 +0000 (10:54 +0200)]
In, all platforms other than OS/2 share 12 common "skip_symbols".

9 years agoIn, merge the regexs that parse config.h.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:29:42 +0000 (23:29 +0200)]
In, merge the regexs that parse config.h.

9 years agoIn, merge the regexs that parse on non-dosish platforms.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:16:59 +0000 (23:16 +0200)]
In, merge the regexs that parse on non-dosish platforms.

Use a plain alternation, instead of trying to "optimise", as the trie compiler
can do a much better job than a human.

9 years agoIn, use HAS_{MMAP,SIGACTION} instead of d_{mmap,sigaction}.
Nicholas Clark [Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:40:48 +0000 (11:40 +0200)]
In, use HAS_{MMAP,SIGACTION} instead of d_{mmap,sigaction}.

All defines matching /^HAS_/ are read from config.h, so no need for special
code to read the corresponding variables from

9 years agoIn, replace $CONFIG_ARGS, $ARCHNAME, $PATCHLEVEL with keys in %define
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:49:39 +0000 (16:49 +0100)]
In, replace $CONFIG_ARGS, $ARCHNAME, $PATCHLEVEL with keys in %define

9 years agoIn, set $CONFIG_ARGS, $ARCHNAME and $PATCHLEVEL on all platforms.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:29:28 +0000 (16:29 +0100)]
In, set $CONFIG_ARGS, $ARCHNAME and $PATCHLEVEL on all platforms.

They are only used on OS/2, but there's no harm in processing them on all
platforms, as this eliminates some platform specific code.

9 years agoIn, process FILETYPE on all platforms.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:26:19 +0000 (16:26 +0100)]
In, process FILETYPE on all platforms.

It's only used on NetWare, but there's no harm in processing it on all
platforms, as this eliminates some platform specific code.

9 years agoAll of's PLATFORMS always export boot_DynaLoader.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:15:14 +0000 (16:15 +0100)]
All of's PLATFORMS always export boot_DynaLoader.

No platform has code to add it to %skip, hence it can be unconditionally added
to %export.

9 years agoIn, default $CCTYPE early, and process $TARG_DIR unconditionally.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 14:56:27 +0000 (15:56 +0100)]
In, default $CCTYPE early, and process $TARG_DIR unconditionally.

$TARG_DIR is only passed in on Win32, WinCE and NetWare, so it doesn't need to
protected by conditional code. $CCTYPE is only meaningful on Win32 and WinCE, so
there's no harm in defaulting it to 'MSVC' everywhere. (Strictly, defaulting it
to anything that isn't 'GCC' as there is a non-platform protected check for

9 years agoIn use %export instead of output_symbol() for platform specific code.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:40:36 +0000 (12:40 +0100)]
In use %export instead of output_symbol() for platform specific code.

Previously Win32, WinCE and NetWare were calling output_symbol() directly in
platform specific code blocks, instead of using the general-purpose
emit_symbol(). export_symbol() does nothing other than add keys to %export,
which is already manipulated directly in other parts of the code, so inline it.

9 years agoNo need for to invoke $^X -V to get 'Compile-time options'.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:18:53 +0000 (11:18 +0100)]
No need for to invoke $^X -V to get 'Compile-time options'.

Config now exposes this as Config::bincompat_options() and

Change WinCE to invoke with -MCross, which it should have been using
all along, as the values it wants are from the host config, not the target
config. [Not tested on WinCE]. Previously would have been loading
the target config, but as it was only using $Config{path_sep}, this would not
have mattered.

9 years agoAdd a utility to help test
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Jul 2011 07:59:27 +0000 (08:59 +0100)]
Add a utility to help test

The output of varies too much based on local configuration to allow
us to generate any useful pre-canned expectations of correctness. Hence the only
real option left is to generate "Golden" results for the local platform prior to
any modification, and then compare post modification output with them, to see
that nothing (unexpected) changed. captures all output for
(currently) 576 permutations of command line parameters, to enable this testing.

9 years agoMake verbatim pod in fit in 80 columns
Father Chrysostomos [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 05:25:47 +0000 (22:25 -0700)]
Make verbatim pod in fit in 80 columns

9 years agoMake verbatim pod in fit in 80 columns
Father Chrysostomos [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 05:21:42 +0000 (22:21 -0700)]
Make verbatim pod in fit in 80 columns

(actually 79, so ‘comfortably within’ 80 columns)

9 years agoAttribute::Handlers: re-indent verbatim pod
Father Chrysostomos [Mon, 1 Aug 2011 04:15:26 +0000 (21:15 -0700)]
Attribute::Handlers: re-indent verbatim pod

This commit re-indents the code examples in Attribute::Handlers
to make things more consistent overall and to prevent long lines
from wrapping in 80-column terminals.

9 years agopodcheck.t: Correctly count columns
Karl Williamson [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:51:04 +0000 (16:51 -0600)]
podcheck.t: Correctly count columns

The comment being removed that justified the +1 also being removed is
specious; it did not consider the size of the line being output.

9 years agoWeld switch in on position for useperlio in
Craig A. Berry [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:23:19 +0000 (17:23 -0500)]
Weld switch in on position for useperlio in

Follow-up to dd35fa16610ef2fa0d46f5129e626b99cf350d77.

9 years agost_ino settings for
Craig A. Berry [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:13:00 +0000 (17:13 -0500)]
st_ino settings for

Follow-up to 668fdbe135fd76c7a654bedba52770966925f562.

9 years agoConsistency tweaks in perlfunc/eval
Father Chrysostomos [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:48:24 +0000 (14:48 -0700)]
Consistency tweaks in perlfunc/eval

9 years agoperlfunc: Note that eval "last" doesn’t set $@
Father Chrysostomos [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:44:41 +0000 (14:44 -0700)]
perlfunc: Note that eval "last" doesn’t set $@

This resolves perl #86140 by making the docs match the
longstanding behaviour.

9 years agoCall finalize_optree on optree generated by newFORM.
Gerard Goossen [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:46:34 +0000 (13:46 +0200)]
Call finalize_optree on optree generated by newFORM.

finalize_optree should be called on all optrees, thus also on optrees
generated by newFORM.
I don't really understand why this doesn't cause any problems.

9 years agoinifinite loop breaking some strict checking, TODO test.
Gerard Goossen [Sat, 11 Jun 2011 20:14:03 +0000 (22:14 +0200)]
inifinite loop breaking some strict checking, TODO test.

9 years agoMore typo fixes in pod/perl*.pod files
Keith Thompson [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 02:16:52 +0000 (19:16 -0700)]
More typo fixes in pod/perl*.pod files

9 years agoFix typos in several pod/perl*.pod files
Keith Thompson [Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:17:00 +0000 (17:17 -0700)]
Fix typos in several pod/perl*.pod files

9 years agoregen
H.Merijn Brand [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:52:13 +0000 (12:52 +0200)]

perl regen/ is NOT done in "make regen" :(

9 years agoAdd st_ino size/sign probes
H.Merijn Brand [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:15:23 +0000 (12:15 +0200)]
Add st_ino size/sign probes

Work initiated by Tony Cook

9 years agoChainsaw out the possibility to disable useperlio
H.Merijn Brand [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:11:21 +0000 (12:11 +0200)]
Chainsaw out the possibility to disable useperlio

This work was actually committed to metaconfig on 16 Feb 2011

9 years agoAdd --list to
H.Merijn Brand [Sun, 31 Jul 2011 09:39:37 +0000 (11:39 +0200)]
Add --list to

9 years ago/aa and \b fail under some utf8 strings
Karl Williamson [Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:33:31 +0000 (12:33 -0600)]
/aa and \b fail under some utf8 strings

This was due to my failure to realize that this 'if' needed to
be updated when the /aa modifier was added.

9 years agoPanic with \b and /aa
Karl Williamson [Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:08:47 +0000 (12:08 -0600)]
Panic with \b and /aa

This was due to my oversight in not fixing this switch statement
to accommodate /aa when it was added.

9 years agodisable some shallow-recurse rpeep tests
David Mitchell [Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:31:03 +0000 (13:31 +0100)]
disable some shallow-recurse rpeep tests

The long chain of ?: was always intended to fail, and shouldn't have
made it into the original commit. The while(1){..} used to work, but
started failing once the tail-recursion optimisation was removed.
These tests only failed on some platforms - presumably those with a small
per-thread stack size.

9 years agoperlrequick: Expand on \d, etc.
Karl Williamson [Fri, 29 Jul 2011 01:09:43 +0000 (19:09 -0600)]
perlrequick: Expand on \d, etc.

This clarifies that the definitions presented here are valid only when
/a is specified.

9 years agoperlreref: Use consistent name for property
Karl Williamson [Fri, 29 Jul 2011 01:03:01 +0000 (19:03 -0600)]
perlreref: Use consistent name for property

Using the synonymous name means one less special case that people have
to learn.  Now, the only name for these classes that doesn't begin with
'Posix' is the one which is slightly different from the standard Posix

9 years agoperlop: name /a ASCII-restrict
Karl Williamson [Fri, 29 Jul 2011 01:02:02 +0000 (19:02 -0600)]
perlop: name /a ASCII-restrict

9 years agoUnicode::UCD: fix missing comma in pod
Karl Williamson [Fri, 29 Jul 2011 01:01:13 +0000 (19:01 -0600)]
Unicode::UCD: fix missing comma in pod