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23 years agoMove init of global mutexes/cond vars earlier.
Malcolm Beattie [Sun, 5 Oct 1997 17:52:49 +0000 (17:52 +0000)]
Move init of global mutexes/cond vars earlier.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@113

23 years agoRemove last traces of "tokenbuf as temp buffer" and removed it
Malcolm Beattie [Fri, 3 Oct 1997 17:12:33 +0000 (17:12 +0000)]
Remove last traces of "tokenbuf as temp buffer" and removed it
from struct thread. Added missing thr->Tfoo defines for statbuf
and timesbuf and removed unused Tbuf field.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@106

23 years agoBack out sv_bless3 change which made pp_bless zap '~'-magic.
Malcolm Beattie [Fri, 3 Oct 1997 15:23:25 +0000 (15:23 +0000)]
Back out sv_bless3 change which made pp_bless zap '~'-magic.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@104

23 years agoFixed sv_mutex locking for new_SV, del_SV and nice_chunks.
Malcolm Beattie [Fri, 3 Oct 1997 15:17:39 +0000 (15:17 +0000)]
Fixed sv_mutex locking for new_SV, del_SV and nice_chunks.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@103

23 years agoReliable thread signal handling.
Malcolm Beattie [Fri, 3 Oct 1997 11:53:51 +0000 (11:53 +0000)]
Reliable thread signal handling.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@102

23 years agoBumped patchlevel to 51. Updated Todo.5.005.
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 2 Oct 1997 17:19:44 +0000 (17:19 +0000)]
Bumped patchlevel to 51. Updated Todo.5.005.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@98

23 years agoUpdate README.threads amd Thread/README
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 2 Oct 1997 17:07:47 +0000 (17:07 +0000)]
Update README.threads amd Thread/README

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@97

23 years agoConfigure -Dusethreads hints for dec_osf and solaris_2 and
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 2 Oct 1997 16:58:47 +0000 (16:58 +0000)]
Configure -Dusethreads hints for dec_osf and solaris_2 and
fix sv_bless3 prototype.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@96

23 years agoAdd Todo.5.005 to MANIFEST and submit remade embed.h.
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 2 Oct 1997 13:44:46 +0000 (13:44 +0000)]
Add Todo.5.005 to MANIFEST and submit remade embed.h.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@93

23 years agoAdd Todo.5.005
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 2 Oct 1997 13:27:10 +0000 (13:27 +0000)]
Add Todo.5.005

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@92

23 years agoStart of Configure support for -Dusethreads plus associated
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 1 Oct 1997 17:04:12 +0000 (17:04 +0000)]
Start of Configure support for -Dusethreads plus associated
Linux hints.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@88

23 years agoMove runops_foo prototypes from proto.h to early in perl.h.
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 1 Oct 1997 17:03:34 +0000 (17:03 +0000)]
Move runops_foo prototypes from proto.h to early in perl.h.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@87

23 years agoMerge maint-5.004 branch (5.004_01) with mainline.
Malcolm Beattie [Tue, 30 Sep 1997 15:11:07 +0000 (15:11 +0000)]
Merge maint-5.004 branch (5.004_01) with mainline.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@84

24 years agoRe-introduce the changes from change 68 (runops becomes a
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 29 Sep 1997 16:57:23 +0000 (16:57 +0000)]
Re-introduce the changes from change 68 (runops becomes a
function pointer and sv_bless3 for '~'-magic) which got lost
during the preparation for the maint-merge.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@78

24 years agoStart merge with maint-5.004 branch by creating an ancestral
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 29 Sep 1997 16:44:16 +0000 (16:44 +0000)]
Start merge with maint-5.004 branch by creating an ancestral
branch point via a fake resolution with the maint-merge branch.
See Perforce Tech Note 9 for details.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@77

24 years agostruct thread now stored in an SV and uses '~'-magic for access.
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:02:37 +0000 (16:02 +0000)]
struct thread now stored in an SV and uses '~'-magic for access.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@69

24 years agorunops becomes a funtion pointer and sv_bless3 created
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:01:48 +0000 (16:01 +0000)]
runops becomes a funtion pointer and sv_bless3 created
to avoid pointer forgery with '~'-magic.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@68

24 years agoMore fprintf -> PerlIO_printf changes.
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 22 Sep 1997 15:45:56 +0000 (15:45 +0000)]
More fprintf -> PerlIO_printf changes.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@67

24 years agoMinor multi-threading patches for VMS.
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 22 Sep 1997 15:10:40 +0000 (15:10 +0000)]
Minor multi-threading patches for VMS.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@66

24 years agoDebugging output for lock handling.
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 10 Sep 1997 16:39:41 +0000 (16:39 +0000)]
Debugging output for lock handling.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@64

24 years agoSolaris fixes: delete pad and padname from thread.h and remove
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 10 Sep 1997 13:56:50 +0000 (13:56 +0000)]
Solaris fixes: delete pad and padname from thread.h and remove
MUTEX_* stuff when malloc.c gets copied to x2p/malloc.c.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@61

24 years agoUpdate README.threads to mention -DL.
Malcolm Beattie [Tue, 9 Sep 1997 16:57:41 +0000 (16:57 +0000)]
Update README.threads to mention -DL.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@60

24 years agoUpdate README.threads
Malcolm Beattie [Tue, 9 Sep 1997 16:33:45 +0000 (16:33 +0000)]
Update README.threads

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@58

24 years agoRewrite synchronisation of subs/methods and add attrs
Malcolm Beattie [Tue, 9 Sep 1997 15:04:26 +0000 (15:04 +0000)]
Rewrite synchronisation of subs/methods and add attrs
extension for specifying 'locked' and 'method' attributes.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@56

24 years agoAdd new keyword "lock" to
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 3 Sep 1997 16:34:47 +0000 (16:34 +0000)]
Add new keyword "lock" to

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@55

24 years agoRun and to complete RESTART -> INIT change
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 3 Sep 1997 14:44:44 +0000 (14:44 +0000)]
Run and to complete RESTART -> INIT change

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@54

24 years agoAdd to MANIFEST: README.threads, lib/, lib/Class/
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 3 Sep 1997 13:52:24 +0000 (13:52 +0000)]
Add to MANIFEST: README.threads, lib/, lib/Class/

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@53

24 years agoBump patchlevel.h to 5.004_50
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 3 Sep 1997 13:20:12 +0000 (13:20 +0000)]
Bump patchlevel.h to 5.004_50

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@51

24 years agoRename RESTART to INIT and associated changes
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 3 Sep 1997 12:28:05 +0000 (12:28 +0000)]
Rename RESTART to INIT and associated changes

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@49

24 years agoThreading fixups for Digital UNIX.
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 13 Aug 1997 16:15:25 +0000 (16:15 +0000)]
Threading fixups for Digital UNIX.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@45

24 years agoAssorted changes for multi-threading (now works rather more).
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 11 Aug 1997 15:46:29 +0000 (15:46 +0000)]
Assorted changes for multi-threading (now works rather more).

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@44

24 years agoStart support for fake threads.
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 24 Jul 1997 14:57:53 +0000 (14:57 +0000)]
Start support for fake threads.
pp_lock now returns its argument.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@41

24 years ago Add missing reset of eval_owner if doeval() fails to parse.
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 24 Jul 1997 14:55:07 +0000 (14:55 +0000)]
 Add missing reset of eval_owner if doeval() fails to parse.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@40

24 years agoFix multiple problems with lexical @_.
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:35:51 +0000 (13:35 +0000)]
Fix multiple problems with lexical @_.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@39

24 years agoIntroduce pp_lock.
Malcolm Beattie [Sat, 5 Jul 1997 11:55:18 +0000 (11:55 +0000)]
Introduce pp_lock.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@35

24 years agoSupport for op in global register (still buggy)
Malcolm Beattie [Tue, 1 Jul 1997 12:24:28 +0000 (12:24 +0000)]
Support for op in global register (still buggy)

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@34

24 years agoBranch integration of maint-5.004 from relperl.
Malcolm Beattie [Tue, 24 Jun 1997 14:33:57 +0000 (14:33 +0000)]
Branch integration of maint-5.004 from relperl.

p4raw-id: //depot/maint-5.004/perl@32

24 years agocorrected bad_type() prototype.
Malcolm Beattie [Fri, 20 Jun 1997 11:46:50 +0000 (11:46 +0000)]
corrected bad_type() prototype.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@31

24 years ago[differences between cumulative patch application and perl5.004_01] perl-5.004_01
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[differences between cumulative patch application and perl5.004_01]

[editor's note: The changes between this and 5.004 were processed from
the m1t2 release, which was a bad idea as it was the _01 release which
had the final corrected attributions.  The differences between the
various m*t* releases do that; I considered it most valuable just to
look at the _NN releases.  Many patches have been separated out and/or
applied from the p5p archives nonetheless.]

24 years ago[inseparable changes from changes to perl-5.004_01-mt2]
Perl 5 Porters [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[inseparable changes from changes to perl-5.004_01-mt2]


Subject: [PATCH] INSTALL-1.18
From: Andy Dougherty <>

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 0dcb58f4e9dab7110393871db954eb94cbf90dd0)

Subject: improved gnuwin32 Configure support
From: Chris Faylor <>
Files: Configure


Subject: installhtml problems finding splitpod
From: Larry W. Virden <>
Files: installhtml INSTALL

Subject: oddity in Configure
From: Mike Stok <>
Files: Configure

Subject: Compiling perl5.004 on NEWS-OS 4.x
From: Makoto MATSUSHITA (=?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCJF4kRCQ3JD8kXiQzJEgbKEI=?=) <>
Files: Configure hints/

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 4e81affe051125c1f0c81f7d518efaa52584a56d)


Subject: first true value returned by scalar C<...> is wrong
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: pp_ctl.c t/op/flip.t

Subject: Regex Bug in 5.003_26 thru 003_99a
From: Andreas Karrer <>
Files: regcomp.h regcomp.c regexec.c

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit c8756f30ff24381844a7b05f062074a87dc23910)

Subject: -w interacts badly with -Dt
From: Spider Boardman <spider@Orb.Nashua.NH.US>
Files: sv.c

Subject: No DESTROY on untie. Tie memory leak fixed.
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: pp_hot.c

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 5117ca915f2c72e17e52c313797ad394bd76c418)

Subject: magic_clear_all_env proto should match svt_clear
From: Nick Ing-Simmons <>
Files: proto.h mg.c

Subject: ENV leaks on win32 (was Re: Comments on ENV patch sought)
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: embed.h perl.h proto.h global.sym mg.c t/op/magic.t

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 66b1d5575fd5eb6242bac2e9a08b163be8b1b960)

Subject: Patch to show @INC when require dies
From: Jim Avera <>
Files: pp_ctl.c

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 2683423cd7aae39c7c67a005320f39d6e84a2f1f)

Subject: bug with m// nested inside s///e
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: op.c t/op/subst.t


Subject: perlembed Win32 update
From: Doug MacEachern <>
Files: pod/perlembed.pod

Subject: perldiag.pod patch - "(W) substr outside string" is "(S)evere" if used as lvalue.
From: John Hughes <john@AtlanTech.COM>
Files: pod/perldiag.pod

Subject: local(%ENV) looses magic - document behaviour
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: pod/perlsub.pod

Subject: perlguts caveats
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: pod/perlguts.pod

    (applied based on p5p patch as commits:

Subject: pod2man produces broken pages
From: Davin Milun <milun@cs.Buffalo.EDU>
Files: pod/pod2man.PL
Msg-ID: 199705310447.AAA15721@obelix.cs.Buffalo.EDU

    (applied based on p5p patch as commits:

Subject: Perl 5 pod2man fix
From: Franklin Chen <>
Files: pod/pod2man.PL

    Subject: perlguts man page corrupted

    perlguts.1 has garbled headings, e.g., the following is a result of
    "man perlguts":

         What is an

         Perl uses a special typedef IV which is a simple integer
         type that is guaranteed to be large enough to hold a pointer
         (as well as an integer).


Subject: reference form chomp to chop in perlfunc
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: pod/perlfunc.pod

Subject: pod2man gags if "=pod" is before "=head1 NAME"
From: Warren Hyde <>
Files: pod/pod2man.PL

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit a8aaa22cf27ba31be005a4b638b78d4105203ee9)

Subject: perlfunc.pod unclear about return value range of rand
From: "Tuomas J. Lukka" <>
Files: pod/perlfunc.pod

    Subject: Re: Array feature request

    Tom Phoenix writes:
    >On Fri, 16 May 1997, Tuomas J. Lukka wrote:
    >> To detract further, the perlfunc.pod says
    >>  "returns a random fractional number between 0 and EXPR".
    >> Does that mean inclusive or exclusive i.e. do I run a risk of one
    >> in a billion receiving an undef one past the array limit and growing
    >> the array? If yes or if not, should that be mentioned?
    >           0  <=  rand(EXPR)  <  EXPR
    >Hope this helps!

    Yes, this behaviour is expected but it is definitely not documented
    in the pods.


Subject: Error in perllol manpage
From: Chris Wick <>
Files: pod/perllol.pod

Subject: 5.004 removed deprecated %OVERLOAD support silently
From: Jonathan Biggar <>
Files: pod/perldelta.pod

    This is a bug report for perl from,
    generated with the help of perlbug 1.17 running under perl 5.004.


Subject: Documentation bugs
From: Stephen Potter <>
Files: pod/perldata.pod pod/perldiag.pod pod/perlfaq8.pod pod/perlfaq9.pod pod/perlop.pod pod/perlsub.pod pod/perltoot.pod

Subject: make html --> unusable xref links
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml

    Jim Avera writes:
     > By default (without editing the Makefile) the resulting .html files
     > are useless -- they have broken cross-reference links.
     > If you set HTMLROOT=. in pod/Makefile, then cross-references
     > say .//pod/... which does not work either.
     > Setting HTMLROOT to an absolute path doesn't work either (the
     > spurrious /pod/ is always there).



Subject: pod/*.html -- all hyperlinks are invalid
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml

    The INSTALL file says:

     (cd pod && make html && mv *.html <www home dir>)

    But the resulting *.html files have hyperlinks that look like this;

     <A HREF="/pod/perlfaq.html">perlfaq</A>

    The /pod/ part shouldn't be there.  As a result, all of the hyperlinks are
    invalid (unless, of course, you install the *.html files in /pod/).

    [Please do not change anything below this line]


Subject: Re: make html - any takers?
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml

    On Sat, 07 Jun 1997 02:27:49 -0000, Tim Bunce wrote:
    >My reading of the following is that the best short term fix is for
    >INSTALL to be changed so it no longer suggests
    > (cd pod && make html && mv *.html <www home dir>)
    >Comments welcome. Proven portable and tested patches preferred :-)

    Win32 uses something similar to the suggested method with
    installhtml, and it seems to work reasonably well.  I'll supply
    a patch if I wander anywhere close to a UNIX box in the
    next 24 hours, and someone else hasn't already done it. :-)

    >When I follow the doc in installhtml, I get htmlwhich mostly works.
    >Here's a sample:
    >perl -w /ldata2/gnu/perl5.004/installhtml \
    > --podpath=lib:ext:pod:vms:win32:plan9:os2:h2pl:x2p:Porting:eg \
    > --podroot=/ldata2/gnu/perl5.004 \
    > --htmldir=/projects/sprs_lwv/HTML/perl \
    > --htmlroot=/projects/sprs_lwv/HTML/perl \
    > --recurse \
    > --splithead=pod/perlipc.pod \
    > --splititem=pod/perlfunc.pod \
    > --libpods=perlfunc:perlguts:perlvar:perlrun:perlop \
    > --verbose

     - Sarathy.


Subject: Re: make html --> unusable xref links
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml

    According to Jarkko Hietaniemi  <>:
    :Jim Avera writes:
    : > If you set HTMLROOT=. in pod/Makefile, then cross-references
    : > say .//pod/... which does not work either.
    : > Setting HTMLROOT to an absolute path doesn't work either (the
    : > spurrious /pod/ is always there).
    : >
    : > What is the intent of the current setup (p54rc1)?

    When I follow the doc in installhtml, I get htmlwhich mostly works.

    Here's a sample:

    perl -w /ldata2/gnu/perl5.004/installhtml \
     --podpath=lib:ext:pod:vms:win32:plan9:os2:h2pl:x2p:Porting:eg \
     --podroot=/ldata2/gnu/perl5.004 \
     --htmldir=/projects/sprs_lwv/HTML/perl \
     --htmlroot=/projects/sprs_lwv/HTML/perl \
     --recurse \
     --splithead=pod/perlipc.pod \
     --splititem=pod/perlfunc.pod \
     --libpods=perlfunc:perlguts:perlvar:perlrun:perlop \


Subject: Re: make html --> unusable xref links
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml


Subject: make html --> unusable xref links
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml

    I don't understand how "make html" is intended to be used.

    By default (without editing the Makefile) the resulting .html files
    are useless -- they have broken cross-reference links.

    If you set HTMLROOT=. in pod/Makefile, then cross-references
    say .//pod/... which does not work either.
    Setting HTMLROOT to an absolute path doesn't work either (the
    spurrious /pod/ is always there).

    What is the intent of the current setup (p54rc1)?



Subject: 5.004 POD stuff
From: "Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <>
Files: INSTALL pod/perldiag.pod installhtml
Msg-ID: 9705191839.AA28702@lemming.engeast

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 1f8d2005982035a50557598064a5e9b1eef2b182)


Subject: sdbm can fail if a config.h exists in system directories
From: Tim Bunce <>
Files: ext/SDBM_File/sdbm/Makefile.PL

Subject: LWP and SIG __DIE__ traps not playing well together!
From: Gisle Aas <>
Files: lib/

Subject: Memory Consumption of autosplit_lib_modules/sv_gets (workaround)
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: lib/

Subject: Comments of this Sys::Syslog patch
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Files: lib/Sys/

    Subject: clpm: 5.004 Sys::Syslog

    Russ Allbery  <> writes:
    >Richard Dows <> writes:
    >> I wanted to use Sys::Syslog, and so I tested it with a small script.  I
    >> get an error like so:
    >> Undefined subroutine &Sys::Syslog::hostname called at
    >> /usr/local/lib/perl5/Sys/ line 92.  BEGIN failed--compilation
    >> aborted at stest line 3.
    >This problem is fixed in (the just released) 5.004.

    However, 5.004 changed the behavior of in an icky way.

    In 5.003, Syslog called Sys::Hostname to get the name of the
    host, and happily used that as the logging host.

    Now, Syslog calls Sys::Hostname to get the name of the host,
    strips off all the domain info, and uses that as the host:

    sub connect {
        unless ($host) {
     require Sys::Hostname;
     my($host_uniq) = Sys::Hostname::hostname();
     ($host) = $host_uniq =~ /([\w\-]+)/;


    Was this intentional? It screws up systems which use an FQDN as their
    hostname and don't list the stripped-down version in their /etc/hosts
    file, because inet_aton fails on the stripped-down name.

    Was /([\w\-\.]+)/ what was meant?

             Alan Schwartz           | Disclaimer: I represent no one
                                     |       | "Life is what happens to you while
    UC Berkeley                      |  you're busy making other plans"
    Cognitive Psychology             |          - J. Lennon


Subject: Patch to (perl5.004) for ncftp
From: "Richard L. Maus <>
Files: lib/

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 1f8d2005982035a50557598064a5e9b1eef2b182)

Subject: [PATCH] bug w/perl5.004 & VMS
From: Dan Sugalski <>
Files: lib/Test/

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 2d8ca5da0888ace50c79900af6ef82761bea90b2)

Subject: more Fcntl constants [PATCH]
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Files: ext/Fcntl/ ext/Fcntl/Fcntl.xs


Subject: win32: additional default libraries
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: lib/ExtUtils/

    (full description at 14ba8c9ed9cfdc22434f89b374aaf17cc48fd4a0)
    (base was difficult to find)

Subject: clean up perlocal.pod output on VMS
From: Peter Prymmer <>
Files: lib/ExtUtils/

Subject: Re: Term::ReadKey on Win32: set console
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: lib/Term/

Subject: Pod::Text nit for Win32
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: lib/Pod/

Subject: MakeMaker stumbles on Win32 UNC paths
From: Warren Jones <wjones@TC.FLUKE.COM>
Files: lib/ExtUtils/

Subject: build problem on SGI R10000 PowerChallenge (IRIX 6.2) lseek proto
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Files: doio.c

Subject: Perl 5.004 + Linux 2.0.30 & semctl()
From: Andy Dougherty <>
Files: doio.c

Subject: lib/io_udp.t fails on VMS
From: Jonathan Hudson <>
Files: pp_sys.c

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 490ab354c465618bcdee84ecc1d256c265518f0a)

Subject: (NEXT|OPEN)STEP hints
From: Gerd Knops <>
Files: hints/ hints/

Subject: win32: user defined shell
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: pod/perlrun.pod win32/win32.c

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 174c211a66516a872d3a421681076bee9a56fa2b)

Subject: win32: Configure cf_email
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: win32/Makefile win32/config.bc win32/ win32/config_sh.PL win32/

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit d484a8290f98952e0e3a67e0aae9aa08c631f5c2)

Subject: README.win32 nits
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: README.win32

Subject: SVR4 hints for DDE SMES Supermax Enterprise Server
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Files: hints/

From: Tim Bunce <>
Files: Porting/pumpkin.pod Porting/preprel

Subject: "Major 5.004 Win32 update (Borland win32 support, and other patches)",
 "($a,undef,$b) = qw(a b c) and ties delaying DESTROY fixes"
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: MANIFEST pod/perlguts.pod win32/include/sys/socket.h EXTERN.h opcode.h perl.h regcomp.h ext/Fcntl/ ext/SDBM_File/Makefile.PL lib/ExtUtils/ lib/ExtUtils/ lib/ExtUtils/ lib/ExtUtils/ lib/ExtUtils/ lib/File/ t/op/mkdir.t t/op/stat.t win32/win32.h win32/win32io.h win32/win32iop.h README.win32 doio.c gv.c mg.c op.c perlio.c pp.c pp_ctl.c pp_hot.c pp_sys.c util.c win32/Makefile win32/config.bc win32/ win32/config_H.bc win32/ win32/ win32/ win32/ win32/perlglob.c win32/perllib.c win32/win32.c win32/win32io.c win32/win32sck.c

Subject: Re: Maintenance release (remove PERL_DUMMY_SIZE)
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: opcode.h perl.h regcomp.h win32/win32.h gv.c

Subject: ENV leaks on win32 (was Re: Comments on ENV patch sought)
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: win32/win32.h win32/win32io.h win32/win32iop.h global.sym mg.c perl.c t/op/magic.t util.c win32/ win32/win32.c win32/win32io.c

Subject: win32: ExtUtils::Liblist support
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: lib/ExtUtils/ win32/Makefile win32/config.bc win32/

Subject: Re: borland C++Perl embedding failures re __declspec()
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: win32/win32.c


Subject: Tests depend on locale
From: "Jan D." <>
Files: t/lib/safe2.t t/op/mkdir.t

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3458556dd685b1767b760a72bd2e9007b5c4575e)

Subject: More simple regexp tests and test docs
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: t/op/re_tests t/op/regexp.t

Subject: Re: Using undef to ignore values returned from split
From: Hugo van der Sanden <>
Files: t/op/split.t


Subject: bad test of -A flag in h2xs
From: "Jeffrey S. Haemer" <>
Files: utils/h2xs.PL

Subject: h2xs missing from utils/Makefile
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: utils/Makefile

Subject: final newline missing in MANIFEST generated by h2xs
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: utils/h2xs.PL

24 years agoTests depend on locale
Jan D [Mon, 19 May 1997 03:15:37 +0000 (15:15 +1200)]
Tests depend on locale

This is (sort of) documented in INSTALL.  But you are right,
the tests should force the LC_ALL to be 'C'.  Note: LANG is
not enough, and neither is POSIX as readily available as C.
Here are the patches:

Signed-off-by: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
24 years agoPATCH: bug in perlbug w.r.t. environment variables
Jan D [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
PATCH: bug in perlbug w.r.t. environment variables

Here is patch for the problem, this adds sorting all of the environment
(I see little point in sorting just some).

Signed-off-by: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
24 years agowin32: Configure cf_email
Gurusamy Sarathy [Tue, 27 May 1997 14:28:08 +0000 (02:28 +1200)]
win32: Configure cf_email

Subject: [PATCH] win32: cf_email (was Re: Win32 embedding w/ 5.004)

On Fri, 30 May 1997 11:01:57 +0800, "Gary Ng (Systek)" wrote:
>Nick and Sarathy contribute much more that me. BTW, anyone
>notice that perl -V on win32 still show 'garyng' no matter who build it
>Can that be removed ?

Actually perl -V doesn't show that for me, but perlbug does.
Here's a patch.


24 years agoh2xs missing from utils/Makefile
Hans Mulder [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
h2xs missing from utils/Makefile

24 years agowin32: user defined shell
Gurusamy Sarathy [Sat, 24 May 1997 07:50:36 +0000 (19:50 +1200)]
win32: user defined shell

This patch replaces the patch in win32.3 in the gnat collection.

The reasons for reworking that patch should be evident from
reading the patch below.


24 years agoRe: Using undef to ignore values returned from split
Hugo van der Sanden [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
Re: Using undef to ignore values returned from split

24 years agolib/io_udp.t fails on VMS
Jonathan Hudson [Thu, 22 May 1997 05:56:26 +0000 (17:56 +1200)]
lib/io_udp.t fails on VMS

perl 5.004 built without error or warning on VMS AXP/DECC with DECCRTL
(UCX) sockets (no sockshr library). However it fails the
lib/io_udp.t test for the following reasons:

1. The 'fromlen' parameter in pp_sysread *must* be sizeof(struct
   sockaddr) or the DECCRTL fails with an invalid buffer size error.

2. The DECCRTL/UCX getpeerhost() function returns defined and a blank
   'sockaddr' for udp hosts. A similar fix to that in vms/sockadapt.h
   (for sockshr) is required for DECCRTL in pp_sys.c

The following diff (unix, sorry VMS folks) patches pp_sys.c so that
the udp test is successful using UCX.


24 years agoMore simple regexp tests and test docs
Hans Mulder [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
More simple regexp tests and test docs

24 years agowin32: additional default libraries
Gurusamy Sarathy [Tue, 27 May 1997 11:10:30 +0000 (23:10 +1200)]
win32: additional default libraries

I found the default libs list is still incomplete (incomplete
enough for Tk to fail to build).

This patch adds the additional default libraries to
Note LDLOADLIBS can be overridden from Makefile.PL (although
Tk/win32 seems to want to set it directly in its Makefile,
rather than via an attribute list, and the direct setting gets
overridden by the default because the default comes later in
the makefile).

The patch is against the jumbo patch that nobody seems to like.
It is *my* new baseline, sorry.

 - Sarathy.


24 years ago[dummy merge]
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[dummy merge]

This merge exists so that the p5p version of the patch and the applied
version are both in the history

24 years agoCompiling perl5.004 on NEWS-OS 4.x
Makoto MATSUSHITA (=?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCJF4kRCQ3JD8kXiQzJEgbKEI=?=) [Wed, 21 May 1997 01:16:58 +0000 (13:16 +1200)]
Compiling perl5.004 on NEWS-OS 4.x

Here (attached below) is a patch for compiling perl5 on NEWS-OS 4.x. It
contains a new hints file for NEWS-OS 4.x and some modification to
Configure.  I've tested on perl5.003, perl5.003_99 and perl5.004.

Background: Current release of NEWS-OS is version 6.1.x and it is
SystemV variant. However, NEWS-OS 4.x is 4.3BSD-variant and commonly
used in Japan. So, I named 'newsos' for newer release, and 'newsos4'
for older release. Unfortunately, NEWS-OS 4.x has no uname(1).


24 years agoop/groups test fails on Linux (groups in /bin)
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
op/groups test fails on Linux (groups in /bin)

(this is the same change as commit 7b7ef14c26e3283cb33eb794bdf774867119ade0, but as applied)

24 years agoop/groups test fails on Linux (groups in /bin)
Jan D [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
op/groups test fails on Linux (groups in /bin)

The test op/groups checks for groups in /usr/bin and /usr/ucb.
This fails on some Linux distributions that has groups in /bin.

A better test would be to just run groups (take whatever is in the
path) and see if it outputs a list that includes the current
group.  Possibly you could prepend /bin:/usr/bin:/usr/ucb to the
current path.  Something like this.


24 years agoINSTALL-1.18
Andy Dougherty [Thu, 29 May 1997 02:43:30 +0000 (14:43 +1200)]

This patch fixes two problems in the INSTALL file in 5.004.  This fix is
appropriate for 5.004_01.

First, the INSTALL file erroneously claims you can set all the install*
variables from the Configure command line.  You can't.  That's awaiting my
-Dinstallprefix patch, which is so far down on the ToDo list that it may
never get done.

Second, I misspelled 'override'.  I had two 'v's and one 'r'. :-)


24 years agoSVR4 hints for DDE SMES Supermax Enterprise Server
Jarkko Hietaniemi [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
SVR4 hints for DDE SMES Supermax Enterprise Server

24 years ago5.004 POD stuff
Darren/Torin/Who Ever [Thu, 8 May 1997 09:58:06 +0000 (21:58 +1200)]
5.004 POD stuff

Caught a small typo in perldiag.pod; patch below.

p5p-msgid: 9705191839.AA28702@lemming.engeast
Signed-off-by: "Paul D. Smith" <psmith@BayNetworks.COM>
Signed-off-by: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Signed-off-by: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Signed-off-by: Michael R Cook <>
Signed-off-by: Jim Avera <>
Signed-off-by: Larry W. Virden <>
24 years agomisc perl5.004 doc fixes
Larry W. Virden [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
misc perl5.004 doc fixes

here are a few doc changes that fix a few typos, etc.


24 years agopod2man gags if "=pod" is before "=head1 NAME"
Warren Hyde [Tue, 20 May 1997 03:33:29 +0000 (15:33 +1200)]
pod2man gags if "=pod" is before "=head1 NAME"

This is strictly a pod2man issue:
when using =pod and =cut to intermingle docs into a perl program,
pod2man does not allow the "=pod" directive to appear before the
"=head1 NAME" line, and assumes that your pod manpage is improper.

This bug was a problem in 5.003 as well, and here's the patch...


24 years ago(NEXT|OPEN)STEP hints
Gerd Knops [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]

24 years agopod2man produces broken pages
Davin Milun [Sun, 25 May 1997 12:54:04 +0000 (00:54 +1200)]
pod2man produces broken pages

Georg Moritz <> wrote:

>A single quote in a pod file beginning a line, translated to \*(L'
>by B<pod2man> lets the formatter choke, i.e. the line is (in the best
>case) treated as a comment.

I think it would be better to leave the pods alone, and fix pod2man:

Signed-off-by: Hans Mulder <>
24 years agopathname bug in xsubpp on win32
Jonathan Biggar [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
pathname bug in xsubpp on win32

If xsubpp is run with the argument "c:\i.xs", it will
generate bad #line directives, like:

 #line 1 "c:\i.xs"

which will cause VC++ to barf over a bad "\i"
escape sequence.


24 years agopod2man produces broken pages
Davin Milun [Sun, 25 May 1997 12:54:04 +0000 (00:54 +1200)]
pod2man produces broken pages

Georg Moritz <> wrote:

>A single quote in a pod file beginning a line, translated to \*(L'
>by B<pod2man> lets the formatter choke, i.e. the line is (in the best
>case) treated as a comment.

I think it would be better to leave the pods alone, and fix pod2man:

private-msgid: 199705310447.AAA15721@obelix.cs.Buffalo.EDU
Signed-off-by: Hans Mulder <>
24 years agoPod::Text nit for Win32
Gurusamy Sarathy [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
Pod::Text nit for Win32

24 years agoperlguts caveats
Gurusamy Sarathy [Tue, 27 May 1997 03:18:24 +0000 (15:18 +1200)]
perlguts caveats

I've planted more warning signs per Ilya request.

Signed-off-by: Ilya Zakharevich <>
24 years agoRe: Term::ReadKey on Win32: set console
Gurusamy Sarathy [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
Re: Term::ReadKey on Win32: set console

24 years agoperlguts caveats
Gurusamy Sarathy [Sat, 17 May 1997 08:59:27 +0000 (20:59 +1200)]
perlguts caveats

Subject: Re: perlguts additions

On Sat, 17 May 1997 21:35:50 EDT, Spider Boardman wrote:
>Your first referenct to `mg_get', here:
>+a tied array, the caller will usually need to call C<mg_get(val)> to
>should be to `mg_set'.

Oops, thanks.

Signed-off-by: Ilya Zakharevich <>
24 years agoclean up perlocal.pod output on VMS
Peter Prymmer [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
clean up perlocal.pod output on VMS

24 years agoperlguts caveats
Gurusamy Sarathy [Wed, 30 Apr 1997 22:14:34 +0000 (10:14 +1200)]
perlguts caveats

Subject: perlguts additions

Here are some additions that describe tied hash and array access.

Signed-off-by: Ilya Zakharevich <>
24 years ago[dummy merge]
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[dummy merge]

This merge exists so that the p5p version of the patch and the applied
version are both in the history

24 years agoPatch to show @INC when require dies
Jim Avera [Thu, 22 May 1997 06:10:01 +0000 (18:10 +1200)]
Patch to show @INC when require dies

When 'require' dies because it can't find the file in @INC, it would
be helpful if perl printed out the contents of @INC, to help debu
the problem (especially when perl is invoked in devious ways, such
as via a C application in which perl is embedded with funny secret
-I args passed to perl_parse!).

I would like to contribute a patch to 5.004 to do just that.


24 years agoperl5.004 on AIX: Patches
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
perl5.004 on AIX: Patches

(this is the same change as commit a9581ec21a2686ca09657757555fcd66435bb205, but as applied)

24 years agoperl5.004 on AIX: Patches
Peter van Heusden [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
perl5.004 on AIX: Patches

I took a further look at the problems which I described in my previous
post, and managed to make a patch for the -Duseperlio problem. [this]
makes both -Duseperlio and -Dshrplib work [...]

Should have spotted this earlier, but hey...


24 years agoENV leaks on win32 (was Re: Comments on ENV patch sought)
Hans Mulder [Thu, 29 May 1997 08:30:44 +0000 (20:30 +1200)]
ENV leaks on win32 (was Re: Comments on ENV patch sought)

Subject: [PATCH] for NETaa13787: %ENV=(); doesn't clear the environment

Perl maintains two representations of the environment:

(A) a hash named %ENV, used by the perl script
(B) a char** named environ, which is passed to child processes

Obviously, the intent is to keep tho two in sync.
This fails in two situations:

(1) A list assignment to %ENV clears (A) but not (B);
(2) Assigning to $0 has the side effect of deleting the key
NoNeSuCh form (B) but not from (A).

$ perl -e '%ENV=(); print "home\n" if exists $ENV{HOME}; exec "echo \$HOME";'
$ perl -e '$ENV{NoNeSuCh} = "foo"; $0 = "bar"; exec "echo \$NoNeSuCh";'

$ perl -e '$ENV{NoNeSuCh} = "foo"; exec "echo \$NoNeSuCh";'

I've complained about rpoblem (1) before; and Larry assigned
it bug ID NETaa13787 when he entered it into DDTS.

The patch below attempts to remedy both problems, at least on
Unix platforms.  I don't know how to handle the environment
on VMS and WIN32; my code simply calls DIE('unimplemented"),
which is honest but won't make users on those plaforms happy.

Signed-off-by: Peter Prymmer <>
24 years ago[dummy merge]
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[dummy merge]

This merge exists so that the p5p version of the patch and the applied
version are both in the history

24 years agoNo DESTROY on untie. Tie memory leak fixed.
Gurusamy Sarathy [Thu, 15 May 1997 11:30:26 +0000 (23:30 +1200)]
No DESTROY on untie. Tie memory leak fixed.

Subject: Re: Bug w/ DB_File: no flush on untie

On Sat, 17 May 1997 16:06:26 BST, Paul Marquess wrote:
>Good bug report Jay. Thanks.

I'll say!

>Turns out this isn't a DB_File problem but a tied hash/array problem.
>Running this script:
>    package fred ;
>    sub TIEHASH { return bless [] }
>    sub TIEARRAY { return bless [] }
>    sub FETCH { print "FETCH\n"}
>    sub STORE { print "STORE\n"}
>    sub CLEAR { print "CLEAR\n"}
>    sub DESTROY { print "DESTROY\n" }
>    package main ;
>    tie %x, 'fred' ;
>    %x = (1,2,3,4) ;
>    $x{2} = 3 ;
>    untie %x ;
>    print "untied\n" ;
>I got
>    CLEAR
>    STORE
>    STORE
>    STORE
>    untied
>The tied object isn't getting destroyed until global destruction at the
>end. That is a bug. I'd guess that something in the logic to do array
>assignments is holding on to the tied object and not letting go.
>The story is the same for tied arrays.
>Who said they were going to take on the tied stuff post 5.004?

That's partly on my plate.

This bug (a memory leak, actually) has been around since the beginning
of time, and I'm thoroughly stupefied that it hasn't been noticed before.

Here's a fix.  People who have made noises before about ties being
memory hogs should give this patch a try.

Signed-off-by: Jay Rogers <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Marquess <>
24 years ago[PATCH] bug w/perl5.004 & VMS
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[PATCH] bug w/perl5.004 & VMS

(this is the same change as commit 2d8ca5da0888ace50c79900af6ef82761bea90b2, but as applied)

24 years ago[PATCH] bug w/perl5.004 & VMS
Dan Sugalski [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
[PATCH] bug w/perl5.004 & VMS's got a bug under VMS. $estatus is my'd and assigned to at the
same time--unfortunately the assignment's a trinary conditional that uses
$estatus, presumably before the my context is fully established. It
generates an estatus doesn't exist error message for the first test only,
and, after all the t/*.t tests are through, kills perl with an ACCVIO.

The following patch just splits the my and assignment into two separate
statements, which makes perl much happier.


24 years agoRegex Bug in 5.003_26 thru 003_99a
Andreas Karrer [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
Regex Bug in 5.003_26 thru 003_99a

According to Tom Christiansen:
> I just *knew* I should have included stuff from my FMTEYEWTK on regexen
> in the regression suites.   You'll note that you've now rendered p71 of
> the Camel a liar.  This is considered Very Naughty.

*sigh*  Well, without a bug report, what I could I do?...

> I'd say this is a must-fix.

Here's a patch.  I suppose this should go into _01.

Signed-off-by: Chip Salzenberg <>
24 years agoPatch to (perl5.004) for ncftp
Richard L. Maus [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
Patch to (perl5.004) for ncftp

  I found a minor bug in and swatted it.  When I perform "perl
-MCPAN -e 'install "Net::FTP", my system does not have LWP installed,
nor "lynx", but I do have "ncftp" version 2.3.0 (December 5, 1995).
Attempts to redirect standard output of "ncftp" failed, because the command causes "ncftp" to directly create the file and nothing
is sent to standard output.  I have included a patch that adds the "-c"
flag so that the file is instead sent to standard output.


24 years agoMemory Consumption of autosplit_lib_modules/sv_gets (workaround)
Gurusamy Sarathy [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
Memory Consumption of autosplit_lib_modules/sv_gets (workaround)

24 years agoLWP and SIG __DIE__ traps not playing well together!
Gisle Aas [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
LWP and SIG __DIE__ traps not playing well together!

24 years agosdbm can fail if a config.h exists in system directories
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
sdbm can fail if a config.h exists in system directories

24 years ago5.004 removed deprecated %OVERLOAD support silently
Tim Bunce [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
5.004 removed deprecated %OVERLOAD support silently

Reported-by: Jonathan Biggar <>

24 years agoperlembed Win32 update
Doug MacEachern [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
perlembed Win32 update

24 years ago-w interacts badly with -Dt
Spider Boardman [Wed, 11 Jun 1997 00:00:00 +0000 (12:00 +1200)]
-w interacts badly with -Dt

24 years agoMore fixups for thrperl integration.
Malcolm Beattie [Thu, 5 Jun 1997 14:20:51 +0000 (14:20 +0000)]
More fixups for thrperl integration.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@27

24 years agoFixups for thrperl integration.
Malcolm Beattie [Wed, 28 May 1997 15:11:24 +0000 (15:11 +0000)]
Fixups for thrperl integration.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@25

24 years agoIntegrate thrperl 5.003->5.004.
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 26 May 1997 20:10:42 +0000 (20:10 +0000)]
Integrate thrperl 5.003->5.004.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@24

24 years agoAdd avhv_store_ent. Add missing avhv_* to global.sym.
Malcolm Beattie [Mon, 26 May 1997 11:38:45 +0000 (11:38 +0000)]
Add avhv_store_ent. Add missing avhv_* to global.sym.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@20

24 years agoFix up integration 5.003->5.004.
Malcolm Beattie [Sun, 25 May 1997 21:19:38 +0000 (21:19 +0000)]
Fix up integration 5.003->5.004.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@19

24 years agoFirst stab at 5.003 -> 5.004 integration.
Malcolm Beattie [Sun, 25 May 1997 10:31:21 +0000 (10:31 +0000)]
First stab at 5.003 -> 5.004 integration.

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@18

24 years agoWholesale update to 5.004.
Malcolm Beattie [Sat, 24 May 1997 18:46:49 +0000 (18:46 +0000)]
Wholesale update to 5.004.

p4raw-id: //depot/relperl@17

24 years agoInitial integration of relperl from 5.003.
Malcolm Beattie [Fri, 23 May 1997 22:42:08 +0000 (22:42 +0000)]
Initial integration of relperl from 5.003.

p4raw-id: //depot/relperl@16

24 years ago[differences between cumulative patch application and perl5.004] perl-5.004
Chip Salzenberg [Thu, 15 May 1997 22:15:00 +0000 (10:15 +1200)]
[differences between cumulative patch application and perl5.004]

24 years ago[inseparable changes from match from perl-5.003_99a to perl5.004]
Perl 5 Porters [Thu, 15 May 1997 22:15:00 +0000 (10:15 +1200)]
[inseparable changes from match from perl-5.003_99a to perl5.004]


Subject: Don't use 'unset' in Configure
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: Configure

Subject: Protect against having no such command as 'cc'
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 16:35:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Hans Mulder <>
Files: Configure

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3bf198a5e20d135d4136d3233d58cf49a70772d9)

Subject: minor wording enhancement for Configure
Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 13:38:31 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
Files: Configure



Subject: Make C<m//g> reset pos on failure; make C<m//gc> not reset
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: dump.c op.c op.h pod/perldelta.pod pod/perlfaq6.pod pod/perlop.pod pod/perlre.pod pp_ctl.c pp_hot.c regcomp.c t/op/pat.t toke.c

Subject: SECURITY: Forbid exec() if $ENV{BASH_ENV} is tainted
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: pod/perldelta.pod pod/perlrun.pod pod/perlsec.pod t/op/taint.t taint.c

Subject: Allow exec() if $ENV{TERM} is tainted but innocuous
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: pod/perldelta.pod pod/perlrun.pod pod/perlsec.pod t/op/taint.t taint.c

Subject: Allow globbing when tainted under VMS (no external program)
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: pp_sys.c t/op/taint.t


Subject: Win32 update (three patches)
From: Gurusamy Sarathy <>
Files: README.win32 perl.c win32/Makefile win32/config.H win32/config_h.PL win32/config_sh.PL win32/ win32/win32.c win32/win32.h win32/win32io.c win32/win32io.h win32/win32iop.h

Subject: Don't require executable bit on perl -S if DOSISH
Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 12:33:18 -0400
From: Danny Sadinoff <>
Files: perl.c

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 7596f71a28f72f9e3abd6d3962d29a7752cd9303)


Subject: Tweaks for perldelta
Date: Sun, 11 May 97 01:46:00 +0200
From: Unknown Contributor <>
Files: pod/perldelta.pod

    (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3e10809228cc961223b894e1639b44f8e2b64de0)

Subject: Mention perlfaq.pod and perlmodlib.pod in perldelta.pod
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: pod/perldelta.pod

Subject: Fix example of use of lexicals with formats
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: pod/perldelta.pod


Subject: In C<eval &func>, always call &func in scalar context
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: op.c

Subject: Fix recursive substitution
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: cop.h global.sym pp_ctl.c proto.h scope.c

Subject: Fix core dump from get*() functions returning no alias array
From: Chip Salzenberg <>
Files: pp_sys.c

Subject: Fix typo
Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 17:28:35 -0500
From: Mark K Trettin <>
Files: pp_sys.c


24 years agoTweaks for perldelta
Unknown Contributor [Sat, 10 May 1997 23:46:00 +0000 (01:46 +0200)]
Tweaks for perldelta

Here are a few more doc fixes.

The last one merely reformats a paragraph, so that a C<...> construct
is no longer spread across a line boudary.  The perlpod page suggests
this is allowed, but does not actually say so.  However, pod2html can't
handle it and all other instaces have been fixed recently (which would
suggest that it' not allowed).


24 years agoProtect against having no such command as 'cc'
Hans Mulder [Mon, 12 May 1997 20:35:34 +0000 (16:35 -0400)]
Protect against having no such command as 'cc' (Ilya Zakharevich) wrote:

>> At some stage Configure asks "Which memory models are supported?"
>> In order to find the default to this question, Configure compiles
>> and runs a little test program.  To compile this test program,
>> Configure uses straigt "cc", not "$cc", presumably because it
>> doesn't know $cc at that point (that's the next question).

>This is very suspicious, since I do not have cc at home (OS/2), but
>no failure of Configure happens.  Or did you imply that Configure just
>ignores the failure, or runs it on some platforms only?

It ignores the error.  On my unix box, I get a message

Configure: cc: not found

You could suppress that message with this patch:


24 years agoMore detailed IO::Socket documentation
Tom Christiansen [Wed, 14 May 1997 14:56:30 +0000 (08:56 -0600)]
More detailed IO::Socket documentation


24 years agoDon't require executable bit on perl -S if DOSISH
Danny Sadinoff [Fri, 9 May 1997 16:33:18 +0000 (12:33 -0400)]
Don't require executable bit on perl -S if DOSISH

update to previous bugreport regarding the -x filetest and running
perl -S filename.

I misstated the patch necessary for turning off the executability check
for the -S option.  It should be:


24 years ago[dummy merge]
Chip Salzenberg [Thu, 15 May 1997 22:15:00 +0000 (10:15 +1200)]
[dummy merge]

This merge exists so that the p5p version of the patch and the applied
version are both in the history