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Dave Mitchell
July 31, 2013 22:09
Re: upcoming release of 5.18.1
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On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:51:54AM -0400, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> We are due for a release of maint-5.18.  This ticket is meant to list blockers:
> Currently, none are listed.  If there are commits to nominate for backporting,
> please name them now so they can be discussed and either cherry picked or not.

Another strong candidate for backporting to 5.18.1 or later;
the fix was simple and looks fairly risk-free:

commit c30fc27b4df65a43710b25dd1d2a57d78ee2fe33
Author:     David Mitchell <>
AuthorDate: Wed Jul 31 22:41:17 2013 +0100
Commit:     David Mitchell <>
CommitDate: Wed Jul 31 22:41:17 2013 +0100

    Handle /[#]/ and /[(?#]/ with code blocks
    This is a regression in 5.18.0.
    In something like /[#](?{})/x, the perl toker incorrectly sees the '#' as a
    comment and skips the code block without parsing it.

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    -- Admiral Beatty at the Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916.

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