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From:
Linda Walsh
Date:
September 20, 2018 13:10
Subject:
[perl #133533] adding other bash file ops like '-nt, -ot, etc..'
Message ID:
rt-4.0.24-13010-1537449009-1498.133533-75-0@perl.org
# New Ticket Created by  Linda Walsh 
# Please include the string:  [perl #133533]
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# <URL: https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=133533 >



This is a bug report for perl from perl-diddler@tlinx.org,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.16.3.


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[Please describe your issue here]

It seems that the various -X operators are intended to mirror 
those existing in the shell.  

I noticed that an operator like -nt was only implemented by 
	(stat('file1'))[9] > (stat('file2'))[9]

which seems a bit obtuse.

How difficult would it be to add the remaining file-compare
operators as listed in posix.  It might make it a bit easier for
shell programmers to feel comfortable in in perl and not
use expressions like the above.

I'm not suggesting the various string operators be implemented --
those are well handled by perl ops, but the file ops as would
be used to test conditions with external files would seem to 
benefit by such a simplification.

Thanks.
          

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Flags:
    category=core
    severity=medium
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Site configuration information for perl 5.16.3:

Configured by law at Wed Jan 22 12:58:58 PST 2014.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 16 subversion 3) configuration:
   
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=3.12.0-isht-van, archname=x86_64-linux-thread-multi-ld
    uname='linux ishtar 3.12.0-isht-van #1 smp preempt wed nov 13 16:50:51 pst 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args=''
    hint=previous, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=define
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-g -O2',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.8.1 20130909 [gcc-4_8-branch revision 202388]', 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='long double', nvsize=16, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=16, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags ='-g -fstack-protector -fPIC'
    libpth=/usr/lib64 /lib64
    libs=-lnsl -lndbm -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lpthread -lc -lgdbm_compat
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lpthread -lc
    libc=/lib/libc-2.18.so, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl-5.16.3.so
    gnulibc_version='2.18'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E -Wl,-rpath,/home/perl/perl-5.16.3/lib/x86_64-linux-thread-multi-ld/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -g -O2 -fstack-protector -fPIC'

Locally applied patches:
    

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@INC for perl 5.16.3:
    /home/law/bin/lib
    /home/perl/perl-5.16.3/lib/site/x86_64-linux-thread-multi-ld
    /home/perl/perl-5.16.3/lib/site
    /home/perl/perl-5.16.3/lib/x86_64-linux-thread-multi-ld
    /home/perl/perl-5.16.3/lib
    .

---
Environment for perl 5.16.3:
    HOME=/home/law
    LANG (unset)
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LC_COLLATE=C
    LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
    LC_MESSAGES=C
    LC_MONETARY=C
    LC_NUMERIC=C
    LC_TIME=C
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PATH=.:/sbin:/home/law/bin/lib:/home/law/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/sbin:/etc/local/func_lib:/home/law/lib
    PERL5OPT=-Mutf8 -CSA -I/home/law/bin/lib
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/bin/bash


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