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[Perl/perl5] adeb72: gh19010: fix returns for Perl_grok_infnan

Hugo van der Sanden via perl5-changes
September 17, 2021 12:52
[Perl/perl5] adeb72: gh19010: fix returns for Perl_grok_infnan
Message ID:
  Branch: refs/heads/hv/gh19010
  Commit: adeb727a4f245360db73194de368ebe30ec748a5
  Author: Hugo van der Sanden <>
  Date:   2021-09-17 (Fri, 17 Sep 2021)

  Changed paths:
    M ext/XS-APItest/t/grok.t
    M numeric.c

  Log Message:
  gh19010: fix returns for Perl_grok_infnan

Consistently honour what the docs have always promised:
  If an infinity or a not-a-number is recognized, C<*sp> will point to
  one byte past the end of the recognized string.  If the recognition fails,
  zero is returned, and C<*sp> will not move.

Additionally, restore Perl_grok_number_flags to allowing inf/nan with
trailing garbage only when called with PERL_SCAN_TRAILING; add notes
to the other two core callers to clarify that they always accept such
trailing garbage.

A small number of XS-APItest tests were modified to reflect the stricter
behaviour: "Infin" and "nanx" are now invalid without PERL_SCAN_TRAILING. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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