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Ed Avis
April 23, 2015 07:28
[perl #124366] 'next' inside naked block
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This is a bug report for perl from,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.18.4.

[Please describe your issue here]

The flow control keywords 'next', 'last', and 'redo' are commonly
used inside 'for' or 'while' loops, but in fact they also work
inside a naked block:

    { say 'x'; next; say 'y' }
    { say 'x'; last; say 'y' }
    { say 'x'; redo; say 'y' }

I think the behaviour of 'redo' makes sense - it goes back to the
top of the block.  And 'last' to exit the block early also makes

However, 'next' in the context of a naked block does not have
any connection to doing the next iteration of a loop.  In fact
'next' seems to do the same thing as 'last' in this case.  It
would be slightly clearer for the programmer to write 'last'.

I suggest that 'next' inside a block that is not governed by a
loop construct ('for', 'foreach', 'while') should produce a
warning at compile time.  It may indicate a bug introduced while
refactoring code; if not, then to be more explicit about exiting
the block early 'last' should be used instead.  For me at least,
this would help to catch bugs introduced when refactoring
(moving code in and out of {} to limit the scope of lexicals).

Although 'last' and 'redo' inside such a block are perhaps unusual
style, and not something I have deliberately used myself, they do
let you achieve some flow control operations which would otherwise
involve an extra level of {} and if-tests, so they should best be
left alone.

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Site configuration information for perl 5.18.4:

Configured by Red Hat, Inc. at Thu Apr  2 16:17:20 UTC 2015.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 18 subversion 4) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64, archname=x86_64-linux-thread-multi
    uname='linux 3.19.1-201.fc21.x86_64 #1 smp wed mar 18 04:29:24 utc 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-des -Doptimize=-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches  -m64 -mtune=generic -Dccdlflags=-Wl,--enable-new-dtags -Dlddlflags=-shared -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches  -m64 -mtune=generic -Wl,-z,relro  -Dshrpdir=/usr/lib64 -DDEBUGGING=-g -Dversion=5.18.4 -Dmyhostname=localhost -Dperladmin=root@localhost -Dcc=gcc -Dcf_by=Red Hat, Inc. -Dprefix=/usr -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl5 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib64/perl5 -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl -Darchlib=/usr/lib64/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl -Darchname=x86_64-linux-thread-multi -Dlibpth=/usr/local/lib64 /lib64 /usr/lib64 -Duseshrplib -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Dusedtrace=/usr/bin/dtrace -Duselargefiles -Dd_semctl_semun -Di_db -Ui
 _ndbm -Di_gdbm -Di_shadow -Di_syslog -Dman3ext=3pm -Duseperlio -Dinstallusrbinperl=n -Ubincompat5005 -Uversiononly -Dpager=/usr/bin/less -isr -Dd_gethostent_r_proto -Ud_endhostent_r_proto -Ud_sethostent_r_proto -Ud_endprotoent_r_proto -Ud_setprotoent_r_proto -Ud_endservent_r_proto -Ud_setservent_r_proto -Dscriptdir=/usr/bin -Dusesitecustomize'
    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='gcc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.8.3 20140911 (Red Hat 4.8.3-7)', 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='gcc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib64 /lib64 /usr/lib64
    libs=-lresolv -lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lpthread -lc -lgdbm_compat
    perllibs=-lresolv -lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lpthread -lc
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,--enable-new-dtags'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic -Wl,-z,relro '

Locally applied patches:
    Fedora Patch1: Removes date check, Fedora/RHEL specific
    Fedora Patch3: support for libdir64
    Fedora Patch4: use libresolv instead of libbind
    Fedora Patch5: USE_MM_LD_RUN_PATH
    Fedora Patch6: Skip hostname tests, due to builders not being network capable
    Fedora Patch7: Dont run one io test due to random builder failures
    Fedora Patch9: Fix find2perl to translate ? glob properly (RT#113054)
    Fedora Patch10: Update h2ph(1) documentation (RT#117647)
    Fedora Patch11: Update pod2html(1) documentation (RT#117623)
    Fedora Patch12: Disable ornaments on perl5db AutoTrace tests (RT#118817)
    Fedora Patch14: Do not use system Term::ReadLine::Gnu in tests (RT#118821)
    Fedora Patch15: Define SONAME for
    Fedora Patch16: Install to -Dshrpdir value
    Fedora Patch18: Fix crash with \\&$glob_copy (RT#119051)
    Fedora Patch19: Fix coreamp.t rand test (RT#118237)
    Fedora Patch20: Reap child in case where exception has been thrown (RT#114722)
    Fedora Patch21: Fix using regular expressions containing multiple code blocks (RT#117917)
    Fedora Patch22: Create site paths by cpan for the first time (CPAN RT#99905)
    Fedora Patch200: Link XS modules to with EU::CBuilder on Linux
    Fedora Patch201: Link XS modules to with EU::MM on Linux

@INC for perl 5.18.4:

Environment for perl 5.18.4:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)

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