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[perl #107008] UTF8 patches for 5.16

Father Chrysostomos
December 25, 2011 14:33
[perl #107008] UTF8 patches for 5.16
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Brian Fraser’s work on UTF8 support was never fully integrated into blead.  I’m creating this ticket, so I can make it a blocker for 5.16.

I really do think it should be a blocker, because without the last few patches it becomes painful to list the exceptions in perldelta.

The patches can be found here:

Everything before ‘Label cleanup’ has been applied already.

The label patch has been modified to account for the unicode_eval feature and is on the sprout/tokemess branch at  It is producing one failure that neither Brian Fraser nor I can fully understand.  We are awaiting feedback from Zefram, since it is in code that he wrote.  (Why is parse_label trying to take ownership of the string passed to it?  Why is it assuming it occurs at the start of a mallocked block?)

Site configuration information for perl 5.15.5:

Configured by sprout at Sun Dec 18 11:26:14 PST 2011.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 15 subversion 5) configuration:
  Snapshot of: 5dca8ed9d28127c9f7a2e7ce5f8ba970da3608cd
    osname=darwin, osvers=10.5.0, archname=darwin-2level
    uname='darwin pint.local 10.5.0 darwin kernel version 10.5.0: fri nov 5 23:20:39 pdt 2010; root:xnu-1504.9.17~1release_i386 i386 '
    config_args='-de -Dusedevel -DDEBUGGING=-g'
    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='cc', ccflags ='-fno-common -DPERL_DARWIN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include',
    optimize='-O3 -g',
    cppflags='-fno-common -DPERL_DARWIN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5664)', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='env MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.3 cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /usr/lib
    libs=-ldbm -ldl -lm -lutil -lc
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lutil -lc
    libc=, so=dylib, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=bundle, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' '
    cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags=' -bundle -undefined dynamic_lookup -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl 5.15.5:

Environment for perl 5.15.5:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
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