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Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 6th-10th

From:
Sawyer X
Date:
December 11, 2017 15:51
Subject:
Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 6th-10th
Message ID:
27b7388a-7c73-2aa4-a0ea-2be031407397@gmail.com
Blog:
http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2017/12/perl-5-porters-mailing-list-summary-december-6th-10th.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/perl5summaries/status/940246185578725377

                               December 6th-10th

News and Updates

   Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason created a [1]proposed (RFC: Adding a perldisthist
   POD page) POD file for the various versions of Perl included in each
   distribution version.

   Dave Rolsky [2]shares ("Vulnerability" in Perl in the news) that Perl
   appears in the news because of a module that evals input.

Grant Reports

     * Zefram TPF Grant 2017 [3]week 49.
     * Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 weekly [4]report 188.
     * Tony Cook TPF Grant 10 [5]report 1.

Issues

  New Issues

     * [6]Perl #132537: possible documentation error in [7]perldata.
     * [8]Perl #132548: Possible memory leak in S_regclass.
     * [9]Perl #132553: Assertion failure in Perl__core_swash_init.
     * [10]Perl #132554: Assertion failure in S_maybe_multiconcat.

  Resolved Issues

     * [11]Perl #2754: can't exit 0 from CHECK {}.
     * [12]Perl #3054: overload recursion not trapped.
     * [13]Perl #74142: provide a better c wrapper example in [14]perlsec.

     * [15]Perl #124349: [16]Sys::Hostname::hostname warn on spurious
       arguments.

     * [17]Perl #129130: heap-buffer-overflow Perl_pp_chdir.
     * [18]Perl #129347: null pointer deref S_ft_return_false.
     * [19]Perl #129366: Assertion failure in Perl_op_free.
     * [20]Perl #131893: runtime error: signed integer overflow: 1 +
       9223372036854775807 cannot be represented in type long.
     * [21]Perl #131987: Heap Use After Free Perl_yylex.
     * [22]Perl #132506: build failure on NetBSD (likely due to new in-place
       edit code).
     * [23]Perl #132548: Possible memory leak in S_regclass.
     * [24]Perl #132554: Assertion failure in S_maybe_multiconcat.

Rejected Issues

     * [25]Perl #130145: Storable.dll causes ODBC Table name truncation in
       [26]DBI.
     * [27]Perl #132548: Possible memory leak in S_regclass.

Suggested Patches

   A patch was provided by Chris to expand [28]perldata regarding list
   assignments in [29]Perl #132538.

References

   1. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/247790
   2. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/247880
   3. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/247902
   4. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/247904
   5. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/247828
   6. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132537
   7. http://metacpan.org/pod/perldata
   8. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132548
   9. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132553
  10. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132554
  11. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=2754
  12. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=3054
  13. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=74142
  14. http://metacpan.org/pod/perlsec
  15. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=124349
  16. http://metacpan.org/pod/Sys::Hostname
  17. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=129130
  18. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=129347
  19. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=129366
  20. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=131893
  21. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=131987
  22. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132506
  23. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132548
  24. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132554
  25. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=130145
  26. http://metacpan.org/pod/DBI
  27. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132548
  28. http://metacpan.org/pod/perldata
  29. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132538



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