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Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: July 23rd-26th

From:
Sawyer X
Date:
July 26, 2016 12:20
Subject:
Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: July 23rd-26th
Message ID:
325eece0-38e9-f81b-1810-3bd2e413cbe9@gmail.com
Blog:
http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2016/07/perl-5-porters-mailing-list-summary-july-23rd-26th.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/perl5summaries/status/757912859204587520

                                 July 23rd-26th

   This report only covers a few days.

News and updates

   5.22.3-RC2 is now [1]available (Perl 5.22.3-RC2 is now available!)!

   5.24.1-RC2 is now [2]available (Perl 5.24.1-RC2 is now available!)!

   These releases carry a security fix for CVE-2016-1238, comments by Sawyer
   X [3]here (CVE-2016-1238: Important unsafe module load path flaw). The
   original ticket has since been closed for a short period.

   Leon Timmermans [4]adds (Dual-life github organization) that there is now
   a Github organization for Dual-life modules.

Issues

  New issues

     * [5]Perl #128701: Unicode handling of warnings appears broken in
5.18.2
       and 5.24.0.
     * [6]Perl #128708: recommended 'my sub' example in perlsub leaks
memory.
     * [7]Perl #128709: Variable "$x" is not available triggered by lexical
       subs.
     * [8]Perl #128719: With signatures and my vars: state variable $y masks
       earlier declaration.
     * [9]Perl #128734: tr/// with named Unicode chars broken since 5.23.3.
     * [10]Perl #128738: \x{ffffffff} as string delim preserves \\.

Discussion

   Todd Rinaldo [11]renews ([perl #127810] Provide -Dfortify_inc Configure
   option to remove .from @INC) the suggestion of removing . (current
   directory) from @INC.

   On the 22nd (not included in previous release), Dave Mitchell [12]shares
   (merging optimising sub signature work so far) he is working on
optimizing
   subroutine signatures in a branch. Father Chrysostomos already provided a
   lot of responses on that in that thread and in a previous [13]thread (Re:
   Concerning the smoke-me/davem/sub_argsB2 branch).

   Yaroslav Kuzmin [14]asks about ASCII support in z/OS in Perl

References

   1. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238270
   2. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238269
   3. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238271
   4. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238322
   5. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128701
   6. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128708
   7. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128709
   8. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128719
   9. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128734
  10. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=128738
  11. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238281
  12. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238238
  13. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238257
  14. http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/238324



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