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[perl #56880] can't use v[0-9]+ as label (vstring)

July 13, 2008 12:30
[perl #56880] can't use v[0-9]+ as label (vstring)
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generated with the help of perlbug 1.35 running under perl v5.10.0.

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% perl -e 'v0: ;' 
syntax error at -e line 1, near "v0:"
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
% perl -e 'v0x: ;'

v-string parsing gets in the way of statement labels. Adding any
non-digit character makes it parse as a bareword/label. I think this is
a bug because (with the exception of quoting operators) perl lets you
use any keywords as labels. This issue is similar to the (v123 => 45)
thing fixed in 5.8.1 (5.8.0 parsed it as chr(123) instead of 'v123').
It seems inconsistent to treat labels differently.

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This perlbug was built using Perl v5.8.8 - Wed Mar 22 20:53:12 CET 2006
It is being executed now by  Perl v5.10.0 - Wed Dec 19 19:01:35 CET 2007.

Site configuration information for perl v5.10.0:

Configured by mauke at Wed Dec 19 19:01:35 CET 2007.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 0) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.22-gentoo-r9, archname=i686-linux
    uname='linux nora 2.6.22-gentoo-r9 #3 preempt sat nov 3 22:12:09 cet 2007 i686 amd athlon(tm) 64 processor 3200+ authenticamd gnulinux '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=undef, usemultiplicity=undef
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef, use64bitall=undef, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -I/usr/include/gdbm',
    optimize='-O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer',
    cppflags='-fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/gdbm'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.2.2', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:
    SAFEARGV0 - disable magic open in <ARGV>
    METHQUAL0 - allow qualified method calls without a valid object
    UNWARN0 - disable stupid warnings for print and qw

@INC for perl v5.10.0:

Environment for perl v5.10.0:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/zsh Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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