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December 29, 2015 12:03
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[perl #127063] Setting $[ = 0 should not generate a warning
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This is a bug report for perl from jim.avera@gmail.com,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.20.2.

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  perl -we 'local $[ = 0;'
  Use of assignment to $[ is deprecated at -e line 1.

This warning makes some old code noisy even if the only thing the code does
is to set $[ to zero to to protect against callers leaving $[ in another 
state (which was possible Perl 4, at least).

An example is the html2ps utility distributed with Ubuntu (in this particular
case it is wholly unnecessary but nevertheless the $[=0 seems to have been
inherited from some Getopt examples from way back).

Regardless, it would be nice if the warning was only issued when $[ is set to 
something other than zero.
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Flags:
    category=core
    severity=low
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Site configuration information for perl 5.20.2:

Configured by Debian Project at Thu May 14 17:30:11 UTC 2015.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 20 subversion 2) configuration:
   
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=3.2.0-77-generic, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux allspice 3.2.0-77-generic #112-ubuntu smp tue feb 10 15:22:22 utc 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Dldflags= -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Dlddlflags=-shared -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=x86_64-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.20 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.20 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.20.2 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.20.2 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Duse64bitint -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -Ui_libutil -Uversiononly -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2 -Duseshrplib -Dlibperl=libperl.so.5.20.2 -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.9.2', 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='cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.9/include-fixed /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /lib/../lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/../lib /lib
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=libc-2.21.so, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so.5.20
    gnulibc_version='2.21'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector'

Locally applied patches:
    DEBPKG:debian/cpan_definstalldirs - Provide a sensible INSTALLDIRS default for modules installed from CPAN.
    DEBPKG:debian/db_file_ver - http://bugs.debian.org/340047 Remove overly restrictive DB_File version check.
    DEBPKG:debian/doc_info - Replace generic man(1) instructions with Debian-specific information.
    DEBPKG:debian/enc2xs_inc - http://bugs.debian.org/290336 Tweak enc2xs to follow symlinks and ignore missing @INC directories.
    DEBPKG:debian/errno_ver - http://bugs.debian.org/343351 Remove Errno version check due to upgrade problems with long-running processes.
    DEBPKG:debian/libperl_embed_doc - http://bugs.debian.org/186778 Note that libperl-dev package is required for embedded linking
    DEBPKG:fixes/respect_umask - Respect umask during installation
    DEBPKG:debian/writable_site_dirs - Set umask approproately for site install directories
    DEBPKG:debian/extutils_set_libperl_path - EU:MM: set location of libperl.a under /usr/lib
    DEBPKG:debian/no_packlist_perllocal - Don't install .packlist or perllocal.pod for perl or vendor
    DEBPKG:debian/prefix_changes - Fiddle with *PREFIX and variables written to the makefile
    DEBPKG:debian/fakeroot - Postpone LD_LIBRARY_PATH evaluation to the binary targets.
    DEBPKG:debian/instmodsh_doc - Debian policy doesn't install .packlist files for core or vendor.
    DEBPKG:debian/ld_run_path - Remove standard libs from LD_RUN_PATH as per Debian policy.
    DEBPKG:debian/libnet_config_path - Set location of libnet.cfg to /etc/perl/Net as /usr may not be writable.
    DEBPKG:debian/mod_paths - Tweak @INC ordering for Debian
    DEBPKG:debian/module_build_man_extensions - http://bugs.debian.org/479460 Adjust Module::Build manual page extensions for the Debian Perl policy
    DEBPKG:debian/prune_libs - http://bugs.debian.org/128355 Prune the list of libraries wanted to what we actually need.
    DEBPKG:fixes/net_smtp_docs - [rt.cpan.org #36038] http://bugs.debian.org/100195 Document the Net::SMTP 'Port' option
    DEBPKG:debian/perlivp - http://bugs.debian.org/510895 Make perlivp skip include directories in /usr/local
    DEBPKG:debian/deprecate-with-apt - http://bugs.debian.org/747628 Point users to Debian packages of deprecated core modules
    DEBPKG:debian/squelch-locale-warnings - http://bugs.debian.org/508764 Squelch locale warnings in Debian package maintainer scripts
    DEBPKG:debian/skip-upstream-git-tests - Skip tests specific to the upstream Git repository
    DEBPKG:debian/patchlevel - http://bugs.debian.org/567489 List packaged patches for 5.20.2-6 in patchlevel.h
    DEBPKG:debian/skip-kfreebsd-crash - http://bugs.debian.org/628493 [perl #96272] Skip a crashing test case in t/op/threads.t on GNU/kFreeBSD
    DEBPKG:fixes/document_makemaker_ccflags - http://bugs.debian.org/628522 [rt.cpan.org #68613] Document that CCFLAGS should include $Config{ccflags}
    DEBPKG:debian/find_html2text - http://bugs.debian.org/640479 Configure CPAN::Distribution with correct name of html2text
    DEBPKG:debian/perl5db-x-terminal-emulator.patch - http://bugs.debian.org/668490 Invoke x-terminal-emulator rather than xterm in perl5db.pl
    DEBPKG:debian/cpan-missing-site-dirs - http://bugs.debian.org/688842 Fix CPAN::FirstTime defaults with nonexisting site dirs if a parent is writable
    DEBPKG:fixes/memoize_storable_nstore - [rt.cpan.org #77790] http://bugs.debian.org/587650 Memoize::Storable: respect 'nstore' option not respected
    DEBPKG:debian/regen-skip - Skip a regeneration check in unrelated git repositories
    DEBPKG:fixes/regcomp-mips-optim - [perl #122817] http://bugs.debian.org/754054 Downgrade the optimization of regcomp.c on mips and mipsel due to a gcc-4.9 bug
    DEBPKG:debian/makemaker-pasthru - http://bugs.debian.org/758471 Pass LD settings through to subdirectories
    DEBPKG:fixes/perldoc-less-R - [rt.cpan.org #98636] http://bugs.debian.org/758689 Tell the 'less' pager to allow terminal escape sequences
    DEBPKG:fixes/pod_man_reproducible_date - http://bugs.debian.org/759405 Support POD_MAN_DATE in Pod::Man for the left-hand footer
    DEBPKG:fixes/io_uncompress_gunzip_inmemory - http://bugs.debian.org/747363 [rt.cpan.org #95494] Fix gunzip to in-memory file handle
    DEBPKG:fixes/socket_test_recv_fix - http://bugs.debian.org/758718 [perl #122657] Compare recv return value to peername in socket test
    DEBPKG:fixes/hurd_socket_recv_todo - http://bugs.debian.org/758718 [perl #122657] TODO checking the result of recv() on hurd
    DEBPKG:fixes/regexp-performance - [0fa70a0] http://bugs.debian.org/777556 [perl #123743] simpify and speed up /.*.../ handling
    DEBPKG:fixes/failed_require_diagnostics - http://bugs.debian.org/781120 [perl #123270] Report inaccesible file on failed require
    DEBPKG:fixes/array-cloning - http://bugs.debian.org/779357 [perl #124127] [902d169] fix cloning arrays with unused elements
    DEBPKG:fixes/perldb-threads - http://bugs.debian.org/779357 [perl #124127] [41ef2c6] lib/perl5db.pl: Restore noop lock prototype
    DEBPKG:debian/locale-robustness - http://bugs.debian.org/782068 [perl #124310] Make t/run/locale.t survive missing locales masked by LC_ALL
    DEBPKG:fixes/gcc5-errno - http://bugs.debian.org/778060 [perl #123784] [816b056] Fix Errno.pm generation for gcc-5.0
    DEBPKG:fixes/h2ph-hex-constants - http://bugs.debian.org/778060 [perl #123784] [3bea78d] h2ph: correct handling of hex constants for the preamble
    DEBPKG:fixes/h2ph-test-inc - http://bugs.debian.org/778060 [perl #123784] [3359391] lib/h2ph.t to test generated t/_h2ph_pre.ph instead of the system one
    DEBPKG:fixes/podman-utc - http://bugs.debian.org/780259 Make the embedded date from Pod::Man reproducible
    DEBPKG:fixes/podman-utc-docs - http://bugs.debian.org/780259 Documentation and test suite updates for UTC fix
    DEBPKG:fixes/podman-empty-date - http://bugs.debian.org/780259 Support an empty POD_MAN_DATE environment variable
    DEBPKG:fixes/podman-pipe - http://bugs.debian.org/777405 Better errors for man pages from standard input
    DEBPKG:debian/pod2man-customized - Update porting/customized.dat for pod2man modifications

---
@INC for perl 5.20.2:
    /home/jima/lib/perl
    /home/jima/perl5/lib/perl5/x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    /home/jima/perl5/lib/perl5/x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    /home/jima/perl5/lib/perl5
    /etc/perl
    /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.20.2
    /usr/local/share/perl/5.20.2
    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.20
    /usr/share/perl5
    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.20
    /usr/share/perl/5.20
    /usr/local/lib/site_perl
    .

---
Environment for perl 5.20.2:
    HOME=/home/jima
    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    LANGUAGE=en_US
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/jima/local/lib
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=/home/jima/perl5/bin:/home/jima/bin:/home/jima/local/bin:/home/jima/jima_tools/x86_64/bin:/home/jima/jima_tools/bin:/opt/Adobe/Reader9/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/db/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin:.
    PERL5LIB=/home/jima/lib/perl:/home/jima/perl5/lib/perl5/x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi:/home/jima/perl5/lib/perl5
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT=/home/jima/perl5
    PERL_MB_OPT=--install_base /home/jima/perl5
    PERL_MM_OPT=INSTALL_BASE=/home/jima/perl5
    SHELL=/bin/bash


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