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Father Chrysostomos via RT
March 21, 2012 18:04
[perl #107008] UTF8 patches for 5.16
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On Sun Dec 25 14:33:33 2011, sprout wrote:
> 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:
>    utf8-safety/commits/tokemess
> 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?)

I’m sorry I’ve done nothing about this lately.  I was planning to work
on it the past two months, but various things in Real Life got in the
way, and when one thing finished and I thought I was going to get time,
something else came up.

I still don’t understand why parse_label is causing problems.  Zefram,
can you look into that?

I’ve begun work on the patches following that.  I need to ask Brian
Fraser about
 Unicode delimiters are not going to go into 5.16, so this patch is
unnecessary for now, right?

I’m attaching the patch here, so it isn’t lost.


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