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8 years agoperlfunc: clarify that "do $file" isn't really like "eval `cat $file`"
Aaron Crane [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:17:59 +0000 (14:17 +0000)]
perlfunc: clarify that "do $file" isn't really like "eval `cat $file`"

Closes RT#116713.

8 years agoUpdate for Safe 2.35
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:08:18 +0000 (14:08 +0100)]
Update for Safe 2.35

8 years agoUpgrade to Safe 2.35 from CPAN
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:35:38 +0000 (08:35 +0100)]
Upgrade to Safe 2.35 from CPAN

8 years agoSimplify the defintiion of optimization flags in Windows makefiles
Steve Hay [Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:56:10 +0000 (08:56 +0000)]
Simplify the defintiion of optimization flags in Windows makefiles

The setting of -O1 for release mode builds can be factored out of the
x86 and x64 cases following commit 688ea162f4.

8 years agoPATCH: [perl #116787] -Ox on Win64 Visual C 64 bit is flawed, switch to -O1
Daniel Dragan [Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:42:13 +0000 (08:42 +0000)]
PATCH: [perl #116787] -Ox on Win64 Visual C 64 bit is flawed, switch to -O1

-Ox is missing -GF and -Gy and -Gs

So the remaining question is, use -O1 or use -O2 on VC 64? VC 32 bit uses
-O1, and that is also slightly faster on x64 too.

8 years agoadd a missing 5 to the release announcement template
Ricardo Signes [Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:17:06 +0000 (19:17 -0500)]
add a missing 5 to the release announcement template

8 years agoAmend 'new perldelta' advice for Win32
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:27:30 +0000 (23:27 +0000)]
Amend 'new perldelta' advice for Win32

test_porting is supported as target for both gcc and VC++ builds

win32/Makefile since 247c55c00b852ec1da004aff2c0e2d4b07af55ab

win32/ since 106cf76e392294bc0fe10a3efa306d011f3b2e3c

8 years agoAlso skip io/eintr.t on MidnightBSD
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:40:15 +0000 (21:40 +0000)]
Also skip io/eintr.t on MidnightBSD

8 years agoBump to v5.17.10
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:00:21 +0000 (23:00 +0000)]
Bump to v5.17.10

8 years agoNew perldelta template for v5.17.10
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:54:02 +0000 (22:54 +0000)]
New perldelta template for v5.17.10

8 years agoUpdate epigraphs with the one for v5.17.9
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:42:24 +0000 (22:42 +0000)]
Update epigraphs with the one for v5.17.9

8 years agoFinalise perldelta with updated module information v5.17.9
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:15:46 +0000 (19:15 +0000)]
Finalise perldelta with updated module information

8 years agoAdd new release to perlhist
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:44:20 +0000 (18:44 +0000)]
Add new release to perlhist

8 years agoUpdated Module::CoreList for v5.17.9
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:42:29 +0000 (18:42 +0000)]
Updated Module::CoreList for v5.17.9

8 years agoUpdated ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS in perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:26:11 +0000 (18:26 +0000)]
Updated ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS in perldelta

8 years agosuppress "experimental" warnings for my $_
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:00:26 +0000 (12:00 -0500)]
suppress "experimental" warnings for my $_

8 years agoput an experimental warning on lexical topic
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:40:45 +0000 (11:40 -0500)]
put an experimental warning on lexical topic

8 years agoupdate release schedule for a volunteer
Ricardo Signes [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:34:06 +0000 (11:34 -0500)]
update release schedule for a volunteer

8 years agoRemove more perldelta boilerplate
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:46:34 +0000 (16:46 +0000)]
Remove more perldelta boilerplate

8 years agoPerldelta note for undeprecating my $_
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:58:55 +0000 (16:58 +0100)]
Perldelta note for undeprecating my $_

8 years agoUn-deprecate the support for lexical $_
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:53:10 +0000 (15:53 +0100)]
Un-deprecate the support for lexical $_

8 years agoRemove boilerplate from perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:32:21 +0000 (15:32 +0000)]
Remove boilerplate from perldelta

8 years ago[perl #72892] Perl should support PERLmmnnLIB environment variable
Andy Dougherty [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:58:49 +0000 (08:58 -0500)]
[perl #72892] Perl should support PERLmmnnLIB environment variable

This patch to perlrun.pod expands the documentation of the directory
hierarchy searched under the locations specified by PERL5LIB.  It now
explicitly mentions the version- and architecture-specific directories
added, and also notes that $Config{inc_version_list} directories are
added.  These additions were suggested by Damon Atkins.

8 years agoSilence irrelevant stderr output from op/magic.t
Steve Hay [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:28:46 +0000 (13:28 +0000)]
Silence irrelevant stderr output from op/magic.t

Some 'set' commands in this test are intended to verify that an environment
variable is not set, which causes the command to send a warning message to

8 years agoFix failing op/magic.t test 157
Steve Hay [Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:25:41 +0000 (13:25 +0000)]
Fix failing op/magic.t test 157

Change 888a67f6b9 added manipulation of __NoNeSuCh2, but it gets
accidentally picked up by the 'set' command looking for __NoNeSuCh in test
157 because 'set' will display the value of *all* variables whose prefix
matches the name given to the command.

8 years agoEliminate 'swap' from struct regexp_internal.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:35:49 +0000 (14:35 +0100)]
Eliminate 'swap' from struct regexp_internal.

It's been unused since commit e9105d30edfbaa7f in July 2009.

8 years agoRemove the check for SVt_BIND from SvOK().
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:43:08 +0000 (11:43 +0100)]
Remove the check for SVt_BIND from SvOK().

The original plan to use SVt_BIND to implement read-only aliases to
read-write values is unlikely to happen. More importantly, it's not going
to happen within a maint branch, so there's no reason to have the code
"just in case" it does. The code can easily be re-instated in blead if it
is needed in future. Nothing on CPAN is relying on this code. (Almost no
code on CPAN even references SVt_BIND.)

This effectively reverts part of commit 1cb9cd5016282146 from Dec 2006.

8 years ago[perl #116865] Upgrade to Thread::Queue 3.02
Jerry D. Hedden [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:23:46 +0000 (12:23 -0800)]
[perl #116865] Upgrade to Thread::Queue 3.02

Attached patch updates Thread::Queue to v3.0.2 in preparation for a
CPAN release.

Adds a new method to Thread::Queue to dequeue items with a timeout
feature.  This addition was suggested by Andreas Huber.

Signed-off-by: Chris 'BinGOs' Williams <>
8 years agore/charset.t, re/fold_grind.t: Note C locale can match 128-255
Karl Williamson [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:56:20 +0000 (13:56 -0700)]
re/charset.t, re/fold_grind.t: Note C locale can match 128-255

Craig Berry pointed out that an implementation can have the C locale
give meanings to the above-ASCII code points.  (I had thought this was
an error.)  Change label name and comments in these .t files

8 years agore/charset.t: Make sure locale is loaded at compile time
Karl Williamson [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:27:03 +0000 (12:27 -0700)]
re/charset.t: Make sure locale is loaded at compile time

Commit 569f7fc5d4ec06501b46a72075ff434fe1bf4332 caused this test file
to start failing on VMS.  The reason is that the test for locale became
run-time.  This patch restores the test to compile time, by using the
'if' module.

The reason 'if' wasn't used in the original patch was to reduce reliance
on possibly untested modules, but it makes things easier.  We hope to
get a resolution on p5p on which test groups in the suite can use things
like 'if', but since 5.17.9 is due out momentarily, I'm using 'if' for
now so that VMS will pass its tests again.

8 years agoUpdate Win32 to CPAN version 0.46
Jan Dubois [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:06:24 +0000 (13:06 -0800)]
Update Win32 to CPAN version 0.46


    0.46    [2013-02-19]
            - add Win2012/Win8 detection (thanks to Michiel Beijen) [rt#82572]

8 years agoAdd some text on the interoperability of Moose & Moo to perlootut
Dave Rolsky [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:56:35 +0000 (14:56 -0600)]
Add some text on the interoperability of Moose & Moo to perlootut

8 years agoAdd a note to the future that they should read the latest perlootut
Dave Rolsky [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:51:08 +0000 (14:51 -0600)]
Add a note to the future that they should read the latest perlootut

8 years agoRun podtidy on perlootut
Dave Rolsky [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:50:30 +0000 (14:50 -0600)]
Run podtidy on perlootut

8 years agoRename PL_interp_size_5_16_0 to PL_interp_size_5_18_0.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:47:14 +0000 (19:47 +0100)]
Rename PL_interp_size_5_16_0 to PL_interp_size_5_18_0.

8 years agoRe-order intrpvar.h to minimise holes in the interpreter struct.
Nicholas Clark [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:49:34 +0000 (16:49 +0100)]
Re-order intrpvar.h to minimise holes in the interpreter struct.

Holes were created by commit f59909ab8dad6ceb (April 2012) which removed
PL_reginterp_cnt, commit 7dc8663964c66a69 (Nov 2012) which removed
PL_rehash_seed_set, and commit 8936b48a49448f4e (Dec 2012) which removed

There is still an unavoidable U16 sized hole on the default threaded
configuration on x86_64. (U8 if PERL_SAWAMPERSAND is defined).

8 years agoFix [perl #116523] Configure is confused by '=' in output from uname -a
Andy Dougherty [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:33:09 +0000 (09:33 -0500)]
Fix [perl #116523] Configure is confused by '=' in output from uname -a

Previously, Configure used to try to post-process the output of uname -a.
This was to support Xenix, which gave output like this:
    release=2.3.2 .. etc...

Configure attempted to parse that output and build up a $myuname variable
that resembled those generated on traditional Unix systems.
More recently, a user reported uname -a output on a CVS checkout
of NetBSD that also included information such as

       root=username@hostname:/dirname module=src branch=HEAD

The Configure code misparsed that and ended up throwing most of it away.
This patch takes the simplest approach and just skips the attempt to
process the Xenix output.

This is based on commit 05a827803ab3908a795df94f6ed3890e24a6df2 in the
metaconfig repository.

8 years agoSilence deprecation warnings in the core test suite
Rafael Garcia-Suarez [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:59:09 +0000 (09:59 +0100)]
Silence deprecation warnings in the core test suite

8 years agoUpdated Changes for Module-CoreList
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:50:09 +0000 (08:50 +0000)]
Updated Changes for Module-CoreList

8 years agoperldelta for #116322 and #112244
Karl Williamson [Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:02:33 +0000 (22:02 -0700)]
perldelta for #116322 and #112244

8 years agodist/IO/IO.xs: Silence compiler warning
Karl Williamson [Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:41:39 +0000 (08:41 -0700)]
dist/IO/IO.xs: Silence compiler warning

This variable is unused, doesn't need to be declared.

8 years agoTests for [perl #116322]
Karl Williamson [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:59:39 +0000 (14:59 -0700)]
Tests for [perl #116322]

8 years agoPATCH: [perl #116322]: getc() and ungetc() with unicode failure
Christian Hansen [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:50:30 +0000 (14:50 -0700)]
PATCH: [perl #116322]: getc() and ungetc() with unicode failure

ungetc() had no knowledge of UTF-8.  This patch adds it.

The committer fleshed out the author's code to make a patch, making
a few small changes.

8 years agoSome tests for [perl #112244]
Karl Williamson [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:46:29 +0000 (14:46 -0700)]
Some tests for [perl #112244]

Leon Timmermans is short of tuits right now, so I added these tests for
his patch.  Since I don't really know what I'm doing here, other tests
should eventually be added by someone who does know.

8 years agoPATCH [perl #112244]
Leon Timmermans [Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:17:44 +0000 (16:17 +0200)]
PATCH [perl #112244]

:crlf currently doesn't fall back on :pending the way :perlio
does when the unread data doesn't fit into its own buffer. Instead it
just rejects them. This patch resolves that.  Tests are coming in a
future commit

The committer added a cast to get it to compile on Win32, and silence a
gcc warning on Linux

8 years agostart making entries for 5.19 releases
Ricardo Signes [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:37:05 +0000 (15:37 -0500)]
start making entries for 5.19 releases

8 years agoDocument d8a821fe in perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:11:05 +0000 (20:11 +0000)]
Document d8a821fe in perldelta

8 years ago[perl #116809] Upstream status in corelist
Alexandr Ciornii [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:03:14 +0000 (20:03 +0000)]
[perl #116809] Upstream status in corelist

First patch explains in corelist output that deprecation means that
module will be CPAN-only.
Second patch adds new option, -u (upstream information). Shows if
module is primarily maintained in perl core or on CPAN and bug tracker
URL. Module::CoreList already contains this data, only output will be

Signed-off-by: Chris 'BinGOs' Williams <>
8 years agoDocument 721fe537 in perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:04:21 +0000 (19:04 +0000)]
Document 721fe537 in perldelta

8 years agoDocument 0f87678 in perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:57:51 +0000 (18:57 +0000)]
Document 0f87678 in perldelta

8 years agoDocument encoding deprecation in perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:39:15 +0000 (18:39 +0000)]
Document encoding deprecation in perldelta

8 years agoUpdate Encode to CPAN version 2.48
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:08:25 +0000 (08:08 +0000)]
Update Encode to CPAN version 2.48


  $Revision: 2.48 $ $Date: 2013/02/18 02:23:56 $
    t/ t/enc_data.t t/enc_eucjp.t t/enc_module.t t/enc_utf8.t
    t/encoding.t t/jperl.t
    [PATCH] Deprecate
  ! Encode/Supported.pod
    Fixed: Pod errors
  ! t/Encode.t
    [PATCH] Fix for shared hash key scalars
    Fixed: Uninitialized value warning from Encode->encodings()
  ! Makefile.PL
    Install to 'site' instead of 'perl' when perl version is 5.11+
  ! Encode/Makefile_PL.e2x
    find enc2xs.bat if it works on windows.
  ! t/piconv.t
    Fix finding piconv in t/piconv.t

8 years agoRemove two spaces after periods to keep the document consistent
Dave Rolsky [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:43:42 +0000 (19:43 -0600)]
Remove two spaces after periods to keep the document consistent

8 years agoRemove two superfluous commas in perlobj
Dave Rolsky [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:38:34 +0000 (19:38 -0600)]
Remove two superfluous commas in perlobj

8 years agoVery small tweak to perlobj in dereferencing method call example
Dave Rolsky [Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:37:24 +0000 (19:37 -0600)]
Very small tweak to perlobj in dereferencing method call example

8 years agoReplace Mouse with Moo in perlootut
Dave Rolsky [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:55:16 +0000 (17:55 -0600)]
Replace Mouse with Moo in perlootut

8 years Add 'use re "/aa"'
Karl Williamson [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:17:27 +0000 (14:17 -0700)] Add 'use re "/aa"'

This would speed up compilation and execution by a trivial amount, but
makes sure that no regular expression even tries to compile in Unicode,
which could cause recursive invocation of this.  Before this construct
was invented, special care had to be taken to keep that from happening;
those measures remain in effect, but this gives added insurance.

8 years agoAdd Kent Fredric to AUTHORS
Father Chrysostomos [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:43:18 +0000 (14:43 -0800)]
Add Kent Fredric to AUTHORS

8 years agomg.c : revert ENV{x} = undef behaviour to be empty string, not key deletion
Kent Fredric [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:07:59 +0000 (06:07 +1300)]
mg.c : revert ENV{x} = undef behaviour to be empty string, not key deletion

pod/perldelta.pod: document reversion of ENV{foo} = undef behaviour  in delta
t/op/magic.t: add a test for ENV{foo} = undef

8 years agoAdded Lucas Holt to AUTHORS
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:10:55 +0000 (14:10 +0000)]
Added Lucas Holt to AUTHORS

8 years ago[perl #116785] libc_r was removed from recent versions of MidnightBSD and older versi...
Lucas Holt [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:18:58 +0000 (13:18 -0800)]
[perl #116785] libc_r was removed from recent versions of MidnightBSD and older versions work better with -pthread

This corrects build errors with threading enabled on MidnightBSD 0.4-CURRENT

Signed-off-by: Chris 'BinGOs' Williams <>
8 years ago[perl #116587] Data::Dumper intermittently fails tests on 5.8.*
Steffen Mueller [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:02:23 +0000 (13:02 +0100)]
[perl #116587] Data::Dumper intermittently fails tests on 5.8.*

In a nutshell, we don't care enough about 5.8 to try really hard to fix
(obscure) vstring problems there. But we care enough not to make DD fail
its tests because of such a corner case. We don't want to screw all
users that are trapped in the last decade.

Thus, skip certain tests pre-5.10.

8 years agoIn, delete a hash slice, instead of using a loop.
Nicholas Clark [Sun, 17 Feb 2013 08:16:01 +0000 (09:16 +0100)]
In, delete a hash slice, instead of using a loop.

Deleting a hash slice compiles 5 fewer ops, and executes 21 fewer than
looping over the keys to delete each in turn. Whilst this is arguably a
micro-optimisation, it does not increase obfuscation and is in code loaded
by nearly every Perl program, so feels worthwhile.

8 years agoperldelta for 012528a99df1906d6fe.
Craig A. Berry [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:43:59 +0000 (17:43 -0600)]
perldelta for 012528a99df1906d6fe.

8 years agoImplement useversionedarchname in
Craig A. Berry [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:33:50 +0000 (15:33 -0600)]
Implement useversionedarchname in

If this ever becomes the default, we should really remove the
versioned subdirectory from archlib that we've always had.
As of now, using this feature on VMS gives us redundancies such as:


8 years agoAllow VMS features to differ from Perl's defaults.
Craig A. Berry [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:25:55 +0000 (15:25 -0600)]
Allow VMS features to differ from Perl's defaults.

Since we now enable some features that are not the CRTL's defaults,
we should allow them to be explicitly disabled in the environment
if someone wants the old behavior.

8 years agoUpdates to perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:23:32 +0000 (20:23 +0000)]
Updates to perldelta

8 years Nit in pod
Karl Williamson [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:04:17 +0000 (11:04 -0700)] Nit in pod

8 years agoUnicode::UCD: Add examples to pod
Karl Williamson [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:34:09 +0000 (09:34 -0700)]
Unicode::UCD: Add examples to pod

8 years agoDocument in perldelta, new diag and Configure option.
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:26:24 +0000 (14:26 +0000)]
Document in perldelta, new diag and Configure option.

8 years agoUpdate Archive-Extract to CPAN version 0.68
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:09:03 +0000 (08:09 +0000)]
Update Archive-Extract to CPAN version 0.68


  Changes for 0.68    Fri Feb 15 22:57:09 2013
  * Solaris' tar doesn't like some archives on
    CPAN, prefer gtar if it is available

8 years agoutf8.h, utfebcdic.h: Add, fix comments
Karl Williamson [Thu, 7 Feb 2013 20:43:21 +0000 (13:43 -0700)]
utf8.h, utfebcdic.h: Add, fix comments

8 years agolib/Unicode/ Clarify pod
Karl Williamson [Fri, 8 Feb 2013 04:38:59 +0000 (21:38 -0700)]
lib/Unicode/ Clarify pod

8 years agoINSTALL: Fix pod verbatim lines
Karl Williamson [Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:07:51 +0000 (10:07 -0700)]
INSTALL: Fix pod verbatim lines

These are fixed to correctly line up and to fit into 79 columns

8 years agouse_versioned_archname => versionedarchname
H.Merijn Brand [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:14:54 +0000 (15:14 +0100)]
use_versioned_archname => versionedarchname

(now synced with meta)

8 years agoExtend t/porting/diag.t to cover code in DynaLoader.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:06:59 +0000 (17:06 +0100)]
Extend t/porting/diag.t to cover code in DynaLoader.

This seems a reasonable extension to cover, as it's arguably part of the
core, because it has to be linked into the perl executable, and handled
differently from everything else, even "static" extensions.

This reveals that DynaLoader can generate a previously undocumented warning,
so document this.

8 years agoExtend t/porting/diag.t to cover various other C-like files.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:28:13 +0000 (16:28 +0100)]
Extend t/porting/diag.t to cover various other C-like files.

Specifically C++ source, and files related to perly.y and x2p/a2p.y
This catches an error in an XS module embedded into the (moribund) Symbian
port, which we need to skip.

8 years agot/porting/diag.t now reads files from MANIFEST, instead of scanning the disk.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:34:04 +0000 (15:34 +0100)]
t/porting/diag.t now reads files from MANIFEST, instead of scanning the disk.

This does less work, and avoids both files duplicated by the build system,
and false positives due to temporary files left by developers.

8 years agoUpdate File::Temp layout
Steve Hay [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:52:47 +0000 (08:52 +0000)]
Update File::Temp layout

The latest tarball has moved into a lib/ folder, so we may as well
do likewise to keep happy. Also correct the tarball filename
listed there.

8 years agoList files excluded from Config::Perl::V
Steve Hay [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 08:33:32 +0000 (08:33 +0000)]
List files excluded from Config::Perl::V

8 years agoMake extended filename syntax the default on VMS.
Craig A. Berry [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 03:27:26 +0000 (21:27 -0600)]
Make extended filename syntax the default on VMS.

This feature has been available for over a decade but is still not
the default for the CRTL.  It seems time to make it the default
for Perl.  It means that directory names can have dots in them,
and filenames can contain multiple dots as well as spaces and
generally characters from the top row of the keyboard while the
shift key is held down.

Filenames with native syntax must escape characters in the so-called
extended character set with a caret ("^"), but filenames in Unix
syntax must not have the escapes.  Conversions between native and
Unix syntax will, respectively, add and remove these escapes.

Supporting Unicode in filenames depends on this feature but has
not yet been investigated.

8 years agoMake readdir on VMS only unixify when asked.
Craig A. Berry [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:10:55 +0000 (18:10 -0600)]
Make readdir on VMS only unixify when asked.

We've been making our home-grown readdir implementation convert
all its results to Unix format since a096370a74e8.  Since readdir
returns relative paths, the usual volume and directory syntax
differences that distinguish VMS and Unix paths don't really apply.

But what does apply is whether the escaping of extended characters
is passed through or removed, and converting to Unix syntax removes
those escapes.  In order to enable extended filename syntax, though,
we're really going to need the escapes.  For example, rmdir will
not be able to remove a directory if it's referred to as
[] because a dot is the traditional directory delimiter.
The directory needs to be specified as [.foo^.bar] for rmdir to
delete it successfully.

So make readdir return filespecs in native format unless explicitly
requested to report all filenames in Unix format.

8 years agoHelp ExtUtils::Manifest deal with VMS extended filespecs.
Craig A. Berry [Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:03:10 +0000 (18:03 -0600)]
Help ExtUtils::Manifest deal with VMS extended filespecs.

For one thing, if we're cleaning up filenames, lets put that code
in the sub called 'clean_up_filename' rather than in manifind.  And
since the language of the MANIFEST is really Unix-format filespecs,
convert to those.  This becomes especially important in handling
extended filespecs because unixification also unescapes escaped

8 years agoMake unixify unescape filespecs already in Unix format.
Craig A. Berry [Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:28:38 +0000 (17:28 -0600)]
Make unixify unescape filespecs already in Unix format.

Sometimes filename components get pasted together in ways that put
a component with caret escapes proper to Extended Filename Syntax
(EFS) for native filespecs into a Unix-format filespec. An example
would be /a/b/foo^_bar, where the '^_' sequence indicates a space
in a native filespec but is technically invalid in a Unix

But it doesn't really cost much more to remove the escapes since
we're copying the whole string anyway, so go ahead and do that.
This could theoretically cause trouble if we get Unix-format paths
that have literal carets in them, but that theoretical trouble is
currently less troubling than the practical trouble that crops up
various places in the test suite if we don't do this.

8 years agoMinor doc fix: pp_addr => op_ppaddr
Steffen Mueller [Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:36:54 +0000 (17:36 +0100)]
Minor doc fix: pp_addr => op_ppaddr

8 years agoThe rpeepp and peepp functions need a THX
Steffen Mueller [Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:26:44 +0000 (18:26 +0100)]
The rpeepp and peepp functions need a THX

8 years agoGive Config a version number
David Golden [Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:09:45 +0000 (21:09 -0500)]
Give Config a version number

8 years agoTest that call checkers are copied with actual closures.
Nicholas Clark [Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:11:16 +0000 (15:11 +0100)]
Test that call checkers are copied with actual closures.

This relates to the tests added by commit 09fb282d08ec6c01.

8 years agoMake File::DosGlob handle VMS extended filespecs.
Craig A. Berry [Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:01:40 +0000 (20:01 -0600)]
Make File::DosGlob handle VMS extended filespecs.

8 years agoAdd Midnight BSD to perlport
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:27:29 +0000 (21:27 +0000)]
Add Midnight BSD to perlport

8 years agoCustom ops may be experimental, but sure aren't new
Steffen Mueller [Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:42:51 +0000 (14:42 +0100)]
Custom ops may be experimental, but sure aren't new

Are they still experimental?

8 years agoUpdate CPAN to CPAN version 2.00-TRIAL
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:58:59 +0000 (09:58 +0000)]
Update CPAN to CPAN version 2.00-TRIAL


  2013-02-06  k  <k@k83.linux.bogus>

    * release 2.00-TRIAL

    * import App::Cpan 0.60_02 from brian d foy

    * RT#82589 doc fix thanks to Zefram

    * several portability fixes for 5.6.2

    * RT#83042 workaround for current circular dependency in CPANPLUS and

8 years agoAdd entry for update to Data::Dumper.
James E Keenan [Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:23:26 +0000 (19:23 -0500)]
Add entry for update to Data::Dumper.

8 years agoregcomp.c: Fully parenthesize macro expansions formal parameter
Karl Williamson [Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:07:35 +0000 (12:07 -0700)]
regcomp.c: Fully parenthesize macro expansions formal parameter

8 years agoinline_invlist.c, regcomp.c: Comments-onlys, white-space
Karl Williamson [Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:31:16 +0000 (11:31 -0700)]
inline_invlist.c, regcomp.c: Comments-onlys, white-space

inline_invlist.c had comments that are from a different file.  Update
them.  Also corrects the name in a #error line in regcomp.c

8 years agodiag.t: Validate severity of ck warn routines better
Father Chrysostomos [Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:30:20 +0000 (14:30 -0800)]
diag.t: Validate severity of ck warn routines better

In the case of Perl_ck_warner and other _ck_ functions, we can tell
whether it is a severe/default warning or no by the _d suffix (or the
presence of ‘dep’ in the name for regcomp.c’s ckWARN* functions).

This caught one incorrect severity in perldiag.pod, which is also cor-
rected here.

8 years agoSync Config-Perl-V version in with CPAN
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:30:12 +0000 (20:30 +0000)]
Sync Config-Perl-V version in with CPAN

8 years agoDeal with spaces in patch descriptions
H.Merijn Brand [Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:06:45 +0000 (21:06 +0100)]
Deal with spaces in patch descriptions

To be sure, I also allowed "Compile time options" to have spaces
Using \0 as a new separator seems a sane choice, as the values returned
from internal functions are pure C strings, so they end with \0

patches can have spaces:
#          $got->{build}{patches}[0] = 'SAVEARGV0'
#     $expected->{build}{patches}[0] = 'SAVEARGV0 - disable magic open in <ARGV>'
#          $got->{build}{patches}[0] = 'ActivePerl'
#     $expected->{build}{patches}[0] = 'ActivePerl Build 1602 [296513]'
#          $got->{build}{patches}[0] = 'DEBPKG:debian/arm_thread_stress_timeout'
#     $expected->{build}{patches}[0] = 'DEBPKG:debian/arm_thread_stress_timeout - Raise the timeout of ext/threads/shared/t/stress.t to accommodate slower build hosts'
#          $got->{build}{patches}[0] = 'Bug#55162'
#     $expected->{build}{patches}[0] = 'Bug#55162 File::Spec::case_tolerant performance'

8 years agoRT-116192 - If a directory in @INC already has a trailing '/', don't add another.
Matthew Horsfall (alh) [Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:38:08 +0000 (10:38 -0500)]
RT-116192 - If a directory in @INC already has a trailing '/', don't add another.

8 years agoMention inclusion of both META files, in perldelta
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams [Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:55:17 +0000 (19:55 +0000)]
Mention inclusion of both META files, in perldelta