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Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: June 30th - July 5th

From:
Sawyer X
Date:
July 5, 2016 12:08
Subject:
Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: June 30th - July 5th
Message ID:
577BA33B.9070203@gmail.com
Blog:
http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2016/07/perl-5-porters-mailing-list-summary-june-30th---july-5th.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/perl5summaries/status/750300051491196928

                              June 30th - July 5th

News and updates

   Having asked and received approving comments, Karl Williamson pushed a
   commit that uses Script_Extensions property (scx) as the new underlying
   for single-value synonyms in Perl (instead of Script property, sc).

   Paul Evans is working on an implementation of async/await, and wrote
three
   emails on the topic: [1]overview, [2]plan of attack, and [3]call to
   action. Seems very exciting so far!

Issues

  New issues

     * [4]Perl #128508: -x line error.
     * [5]Perl #128524: [6]Data::Dumper gets string lengths wrong when the
       utf8 flag is set.
     * [7]Perl #128525: CPAN [8]Data::Dumper is behind blead.
     * [9]Perl #128530: Cloning STDOUT loses encoding.
     * [10]Perl #128532: Crash with [11]Symbol::delete_package and subref.

  Resolved issues

     * [12]Perl #3330: Magic increment avoids warning unexpectedly.
     * [13]Perl #3677: Can't install perl 5.6.0 successfully on AIX.
     * [14]Perl #4513: h2ph producing broken ph files on AIX 4.3.2.
     * [15]Perl #6870: Odd parsing of do ... for ....
     * [16]Perl #9321: Segfault running t/io/fs.t under [17]Devel::DProf.
     * [18]Perl #9523: More problems with embedded API.
     * [19]Perl #10006: STDIN inaccessible after undefing it.
     * [20]Perl #128508: -x line error.
     * [21]Perl #128532: Crash with [22]Symbol::delete_package and subref.

  Proposed patches

   Salvatore Bonaccorso provided a patch in [23]Perl #128517 to make
   [24]ExtUtils::ParseXS output reproducible.

   Dan Collins provides a patch for [25]Perl #128538 (Fix copy/paste
error in
   Configure).

   Dan also provided a patch for a test in [26]Perl #6997 ("Useless use of
   concatenation" warning not triggered by multiple concatenations).

   Chad Granum provided a patch in RT#128536 to update [27]Test-Simple in
   blead to 1.302037.

Discussion

   Matthew Horsfall [28]provided submitted a patch for supporting indented
   heredocs. The thread is a very fun read. It also split to the [29]this
   thread. There is now a conversation on how early can we introduce this
   feature while deprecating some old syntax, <<- at the same time.

   Shlomi Fish [30]asks about an error he receives in a piece of code.

   Alberto Simões [31]asks about typemaps and sending substr as a parameter
   to a function in XS. Solution available [32]here and the lovely
   [33]response.

   Ed Avis [34]asks about calling a subroutine within itself without using
   parenthesis. sub foo { foo 3; } currently doesn't work. Should it?

References

   1. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237518
   2. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237516
   3. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237517
   4. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128508
   5. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128524
   6. https://metacpan.org/pod/Data::Dumper
   7. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128525
   8. https://metacpan.org/pod/Data::Dumper
   9. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128530
  10. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128532
  11. https://metacpan.org/pod/Symbol
  12. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=3330
  13. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=3677
  14. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=4513
  15. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=6870
  16. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=9321
  17. https://metacpan.org/pod/Devel::DProf
  18. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=9523
  19. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=10006
  20. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128508
  21. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128532
  22. https://metacpan.org/pod/Symbol
  23. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128517
  24. https://metacpan.org/pod/ExtUtils::ParseXS
  25. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128538
  26. https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=6997
  27. https://metacpan.org/release/Test-Simple
  28. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237477
  29. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237526
  30. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237514
  31. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237576
  32. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237606
  33. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237611
  34. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/237597



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