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Re: [perl #41831] [PATCH] Bug & fix: hang when using study + taint mode (perl 5.6.1, 5.8.x)

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Karl Chen
March 17, 2007 17:55
Re: [perl #41831] [PATCH] Bug & fix: hang when using study + taint mode (perl 5.6.1, 5.8.x)
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>>>>> On 2007-03-17 10:01 PDT, Nicholas Clark writes:

    Nicholas> Good point. I thought it better to adapt your sample
    Nicholas> code, rather than adding a whole new test script, so
    Nicholas> it's in as change 30608.

Thank you!

Was the commenting-out of the 'study' line intentional?  Because
the bug only shows up WITH study.  It wouldn't hurt to have the
non-study version also, but it might already be covered by other

    >> Could the fix be extracted from the 5.8.9 line so it can be
    >> backported for Debian, etc. ?

    Nicholas> 5.8.9 isn't a line, so much as the not-yet-made
    Nicholas> release on the 5.8.x line, the current stable
    Nicholas> release line. In the past Debian have been rather
    Nicholas> fast at updating their stable perl with changes
    Nicholas> merged to maint between official 5.8.x releases, so
    Nicholas> they may already have this change. This may have
    Nicholas> changed, I'm mostly not using Debian systems.

Current Debian stable/testing/unstable all have the bug, which is
how I encountered it.  It's also in other OS distributions (and
apparently has been there for 7 years! :) Anyways I will file a
Debian bug to encourage the Debian developers to update/backport
the fix.

Karl 2007-03-17 16:52

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