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[perl #68718] nested BEGIN frames missing

From:
Zefram
Date:
August 22, 2009 04:48
Subject:
[perl #68718] nested BEGIN frames missing
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-2466-1250897496-1618.68718-75-0@perl.org
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This is a bug report for perl from zefram@fysh.org,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.36 running under perl 5.10.0.


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More looking at the call stack during compilation.  Here's what the
stack looks like inside a BEGIN block:

$ perl -e 'sub showstack{for(my$i=0;;$i++){my@c=caller($i);@c||last;print join(",",@c),"\n"}} BEGIN { package wibble; main::showstack() }'
wibble,-e,1,main::showstack,1,0,,,256,,
main,-e,1,main::BEGIN,1,0,,,256,,
main,-e,1,(eval),0,0,,,256,,

Now I'll do the showstack-inside-BEGIN *inside* a BEGIN block:

$ perl -e 'sub showstack{for(my$i=0;;$i++){my@c=caller($i);@c||last;print join(",",@c),"\n"}} BEGIN { package wibble; BEGIN { package wobble; main::showstack() } }'
wobble,-e,1,main::showstack,1,0,,,256,,
main,-e,1,wibble::BEGIN,1,0,,,256,,
main,-e,1,(eval),0,0,,,256,,

I'd expect that middle line instead to be two lines, like this:

	wibble,-e,1,wibble::BEGIN,1,0,,,256,,
	main,-e,1,main::BEGIN,1,0,,,256,,

possibly with an additional "(eval)" stack frame between them (I'm not
sure where that fits in).  The missing stack frame does evidently exist,
because lexical pragmas are scoped the way one would expect, with the
inner BEGIN acting as compilation time with respect to the content of the
outer BEGIN.  They have distinct $^H and so on.  (The package directives
in the above example are exploring this.)

As with the previous bug I reported, the behaviour here is consistent
(modulo length of the caller array) at least back to 5.004.

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Flags:
    category=core
    severity=low
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Site configuration information for perl 5.10.0:

Configured by Debian Project at Thu Jan  1 12:43:38 UTC 2009.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 0) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.26-1-686, archname=i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux rebekka 2.6.26-1-686 #1 smp mon dec 15 18:15:07 utc 2008 i686 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=i486-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.10 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/perl/5.10 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2 -Duseshrplib -Dlibperl=libperl.so.5.10.0 -Dd_dosuid -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef, use64bitall=undef, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.3.2', 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='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /usr/lib64
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/libc-2.7.so, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so.5.10.0
    gnulibc_version='2.7'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -g -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:
    

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@INC for perl 5.10.0:
    /etc/perl
    /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0
    /usr/lib/perl5
    /usr/share/perl5
    /usr/lib/perl/5.10
    /usr/share/perl/5.10
    /usr/local/lib/site_perl
    .

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Environment for perl 5.10.0:
    HOME=/home/zefram
    LANG (unset)
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/home/zefram/pub/i686-pc-linux-gnu/bin:/home/zefram/pub/common/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/games
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/usr/bin/zsh




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