>>>>> "Jarkko" == Jarkko Hietaniemi <email@example.com> writes: Jarkko> There's much more time until 5.9.0 than time until 5.8.1. Jarkko> At least that is what I assume. I missed the full analysis. Is it that P::RD depends on a bug in the current software, or that it's a bug in P::RD that is masked by a bug in current software, or that an undefined part of the regex interface changes reactions based on the patch, or that the patch introduces a *different* bug that triggers bad stuff in P::RD? That is, I'm unsure why "moving forward" breaks things. Is it just a matter that a patch is needed urgently in P::RD? Or does the patch also place at risk other unknown code? Then again, this is the maze-that-is-regex-code, eh? -- Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/> Perl/Unix/security consulting, Technical writing, Comedy, etc. etc. See PerlTraining.Stonehenge.com for onsite and open-enrollment Perl training!