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[perl #77860] \& prototype with sub call parameter

September 16, 2010 00:16
[perl #77860] \& prototype with sub call parameter
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This is a bug report for perl from,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.36 running under perl 5.10.0.

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The \& prototype is meant to take a literal "&foo" as a parameter,
and implicitly enreference it.  For example:

$ perl -lwe 'sub foo(\&) { print "foo: ", $_[0]; } sub bar { print "bar"; } foo &bar'
foo: CODE(0xe79ad8)

It rejects anything that's not &-based:

$ perl -lwe 'sub foo(\&) { print "foo: ", $_[0]; } sub bar { print "bar"; } foo 1'    
Type of arg 1 to main::foo must be subroutine entry (not constant item) at -e line 1, at EOF
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

But if the parameter supplies is a subroutine call other than bare &foo,
it does something silly:

$ perl -lwe 'sub foo(\&) { print "foo: ", $_[0]; } sub bar { print "bar"; } foo &bar()' 
foo: SCALAR(0x19ffdf0)
$ perl -lwe 'sub foo(\&) { print "foo: ", $_[0]; } sub bar { print "bar"; } foo &bar(1)'
foo: SCALAR(0x1e17df0)
$ perl -lwe 'sub foo(\&) { print "foo: ", $_[0]; } sub bar { print "bar"; } foo bar(1)' 
foo: SCALAR(0xca8df0)
$ perl -lwe 'sub foo(\&) { print "foo: ", $_[0]; } sub bar { print "bar"; } foo bar'   
foo: SCALAR(0x1a36df0)

It leaves the entersub op intact, rather than extracting only the rv2cv
op, and wraps it in the usual refgen.  It should instead have rejected
the parameter as not matching the prototype.

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Site configuration information for perl 5.10.0:

Configured by Debian Project at Fri Aug 28 22:23:22 UTC 2009.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 0) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux brahms #1 smp mon aug 17 02:18:43 cest 2009 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=x86_64-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 -Dd_dosuid -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    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=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /lib64 /usr/lib64
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  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:

@INC for perl 5.10.0:

Environment for perl 5.10.0:
    LANG (unset)
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
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