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[perl #113576] Can't use an undefined value as a subroutine reference

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From:
Father Chrysostomos
Date:
June 10, 2012 18:20
Subject:
[perl #113576] Can't use an undefined value as a subroutine reference
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-5009-1339377618-847.113576-75-0@perl.org
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This message used to occur for &{+undef}, until commit 15ff848f77796 in 1997.

Then it started happening only for magic variables.

Non-magical variables would treat it the same as "", possibly dying with ‘Undefined subroutine main:: called’, and possibly calling the subroutine with that name.

Magical variables (&{$tied_undef}) started behaving the same way (treating undef as "") with commit 7c75014e, in 2010.

Is there any reason not to change it back to ‘Can't use an undefined value as a subroutine reference’ in both cases?

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Flags:
    category=core
    severity=low
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Site configuration information for perl 5.16.0:

Configured by sprout at Thu May 10 22:07:00 PDT 2012.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 16 subversion 0) configuration:
   
  Platform:
    osname=darwin, osvers=10.5.0, archname=darwin-thread-multi-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 -Duseithreads -Dmad -Dusedevel'
    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 ='-fno-common -DPERL_DARWIN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include',
    optimize='-O3',
    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
    gnulibc_version=''
  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:
    RC0

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@INC for perl 5.16.0:
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.16.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.16.0
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.16.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.16.0
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl
    .

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Environment for perl 5.16.0:
    DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    HOME=/Users/sprout
    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin:/usr/local/bin
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/bash


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