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Commits on Apr 27, 2009
  1. Remove all #ifdef MACOS_TRADITIONAL code in core and non-dual-life XS…

    Nicholas Clark authored
    … code.
    (MacOS support was removed from MakeMaker in 6.22, and merged to blead on
    15th December 2004 with 5dca256. After this
    point MacOS wouldn't even have been able to build the perl binary, because it
    would not have been able to build DynaLoader. If anyone wishes to resurrect
    MacOS, start by reversing this commit and the relevant part of that commit.)
Commits on Jan 1, 2008
  1. Add editor blocks to some header files.

    Marcus Holland-Moritz authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@32793
Commits on Nov 7, 2007
  1. Fix up copyright years for files modified in 2007.

    Nicholas Clark authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@32237
Commits on Jan 5, 2007
  1. @rgs

    Update copyright years in .h files. Also, in .pl

    rgs authored
    files that generate .h files, so they'll be ready
    next time.
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@29695
Commits on Oct 18, 2005
  1. @jhi @rgs

    missed some SYMBIAN ifdefs

    jhi authored rgs committed
    Message-ID: <>
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@25790
Commits on Apr 21, 2005
  1. @jhi @rgs

    Symbian port of Perl

    jhi authored rgs committed
    Message-ID: <>
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@24271
Commits on Nov 3, 2004
  1. @rgs

    Re: [perl #30633] Perl's "do" operator with a variety of absolute pat…

    Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes authored rgs committed
    …hs under Cygwin
    Message-ID: <>
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@23468
Commits on Apr 16, 2003
  1. @jhi

    Fix up Larry's copyright statements to my best knowledge.

    jhi authored
    (Lots of Perl 5 source code archaeology was involved.)
    Larry didn't make strangled noises when I showed him
    the patch, either :-)
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@19242
Commits on Mar 2, 2003
  1. @hvds

    Reverse copyright update (#18801) for files not changed in 2003.

    hvds authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@18807
  2. @hvds

    Update all copyrights to 2003, from Jarkko

    hvds authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@18801
Commits on Dec 17, 2002
  1. integrate change#18320 from maint-5.6 branch

    Gurusamy Sarathy authored
    C<require '\foo\'> fails on windows if not running
    from the root directory; for a test case, see:
    this was due to not recognizing \foo\ as an absolute
    path name
    p4raw-link: @18320 on //depot/maint-5.6/perl: b900fc1f8c2531fe3108ef7a9cc5b4590a5dc7f6
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@18321
    p4raw-integrated: from //depot/maint-5.6/perl@18319 'merge in' util.h
Commits on Jan 23, 2002
  1. @jhi

    Copyright++. (Not all the toplevel *.h have one, it seems.)

    jhi authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@14391
Commits on Jun 16, 2001
  1. @jhi

    NetWare port from Guruprasad S <>.

    jhi authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@10643
Commits on Feb 13, 2001
  1. @jhi

    buncha MacPerl patches for bleadperl

    Chris Nandor authored jhi committed
    Message-Id: <p05010404b6ae6f85e07a@[]>
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@8792
Commits on Jan 1, 2001
  1. @jhi

    Bump up Larry's copyright.

    jhi authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@8289
Commits on Oct 3, 2000
  1. @jhi

    Epoc update

    Olaf Flebbe authored jhi committed
    Message-ID: <>
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@7124
Commits on May 28, 2000
  1. MacOS support, part 1 (from Matthias Neeracher

    Gurusamy Sarathy authored
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@6143
Commits on Feb 6, 2000
  1. set SvUTF8 on vectors only if there are chars > 127; update copyright

    Gurusamy Sarathy authored
    years (from Gisle Aas)
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@5009
Commits on Nov 11, 1999
  1. another change towards a shareable optree: avoid pointer to filegv

    Gurusamy Sarathy authored
    in COP; revert parts of change#4485 and s/xcv_filegv/xcv_file/
    (CvFILE() may yet come in handy somewhere); adjust compiler doodads
    to suit
    p4raw-link: @4485 on //depot/perl: b195d48
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@4545
Commits on Mar 1, 1997
  1. [inseparable changes from match from perl-5.003_91 to perl-5.003_92]

    Perl 5 Porters authored Chip Salzenberg committed
    Subject: Strictly follow lexical context of C<eval ''> and nested subs
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: op.c
    Subject: Make ::SUPER and UNIVERSAL work together
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: gv.c pod/perlguts.pod
    Subject: OS/2 patches
    Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 22:08:43 -0500 (EST)
    From: Ilya Zakharevich <>
    Files: hints/ lib/ExtUtils/ t/op/taint.t
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit eda4d51)
    Subject: VMS patches
    Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 23:10:24 -0500 (EST)
    From: Charles Bailey <bailey@HMIVAX.HUMGEN.UPENN.EDU>
    Files: lib/ExtUtils/ lib/ExtUtils/ perlsdio.h t/op/runlevel.t t/op/taint.t vms/descrip.mms vms/perly_c.vms vms/sockadapt.c vms/sockadapt.h vms/
    Subject: Add taint checks and srand to perldelta
    Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 11:56:08 -0800 (PST)
    From: Tom Phoenix <>
    Files: pod/perldelta.pod
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit b28e0bc)
    Subject: Don't call FileHandle 'deprecated'
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: pod/perldelta.pod
    Subject: Improve sample module header
    Date: Sat, 01 Mar 1997 10:32:31 -0700
    From: Tom Christiansen <>
    Files: pod/perlmod.pod
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3e1e156)
    Subject: Update list of CPAN sites
    Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 16:54:22 +0200 (EET)
    From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
    Files: pod/perlmod.pod
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 9423903)
    Subject: Enhance description of 'server error'
    Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 21:03:23 +0200 (EET)
    From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
    Files: pod/perldiag.pod
    Subject: Regularize format of E-Mail addresses in *.pod
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: pod/*.pod
    Subject: Use IV instead of double for tms structure members
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: ext/POSIX/POSIX.xs
    Subject: Make sure $^X is tainted when ARG_ZERO_IS_SCRIPT
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: toke.c
    Subject: Clarify '-T too late' error
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: perl.c pod/perldiag.pod
    Subject: Warn when redefining or undefining a constant sub
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: pod/perldiag.pod pp.c sv.c
    Subject: Don't generate spurious 'not imported' warning
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: gv.c t/pragma/strict-vars pod/perldiag.pod
    Subject: Clarify message re: @host in string
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: pod/perldiag.pod pod/perltrap.pod toke.c
    Subject: Disconnect refs that are targets of pp_readline
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: pp_hot.c
    Subject: Fix typo in test of HvFILL()
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: op.c
    Subject: Allow for pad name array to be shorter than pad array
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: op.c
    Subject: Eliminate format-string type warnings
    Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 10:15:11 +0100 (MET)
    From: Hallvard B Furuseth <>
    Files: doio.c ext/POSIX/POSIX.xs gv.c hints/ pp.c pp_ctl.c pp_hot.c run.c sv.c x2p/a2py.c
    Subject: Update copyright dates
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: *.[hc] x2p/*.[hc] win32/EXTERN.h vms/vmsish.h vms/vms.c
    Subject: Smarter t/op/taint.t
    Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 10:31:54 -0800 (PST)
    From: Tom Phoenix <>
    Files: t/op/taint.t
    Subject: Fix taint test for systems without csh
    From: Chip Salzenberg <>
    Files: t/op/taint.t
Commits on Oct 17, 1994
  1. perl 5.000

    Larry Wall authored
    [editor's note: this commit combines approximate 4 months of furious
    releases of Andy Dougherty and Larry Wall - see pod/perlhist.pod for
    details.  Andy notes that;
    Alas neither my "Irwin AccuTrack" nor my DC 600A quarter-inch cartridge 
    backup tapes from that era seem to be readable anymore.  I guess 13 years 
    exceeds the shelf life for that backup technology :-(.
Commits on Oct 7, 1993
  1. perl 5.0 alpha 2

    Larry Wall authored
    [editor's note: from  The sparc executables
    originally included in the distribution are not in this commit.]
Commits on Jun 11, 1992
  1. perl 4.0 patch 34: (combined patch)

    Larry Wall authored
    Here's the typical cleanup patch that follows any large
    set of patches.  My testing organization is either too large
    or too small, depending on how you look at it, sigh...
Commits on Jun 8, 1992
  1. perl 4.0 patch 32: patch #20, continued

    Larry Wall authored
    See patch #20.
Commits on Nov 5, 1991
  1. perl 4.0 patch 17: patch #11, continued

    Larry Wall authored
    See patch #11.
Commits on Jun 6, 1991
  1. perl 4.0 patch 9: patch #4, continued

    Larry Wall authored
    See patch #4.
Commits on Mar 21, 1991
  1. perl 4.0.00: (no release announcement available)

    Larry Wall authored
    So far, 4.0 is still a beta test version.  For the last production
    version, look in pub/perl.3.0/kits@44.
Commits on Nov 17, 1989
  1. perl 3.0 patch #6 patch 5 continued

    Larry Wall authored
    See patch 5.
Commits on Oct 26, 1989
  1. perl 3.0 patch #1 (combined patch)

    Larry Wall authored
    Configure had difficulties if the user's path had weird components.
    Now Configure appends the user's path to its own.
    Some machines need <netinet/in.h> included in order to define
    certain macros for packing or unpacking network order data.
    On Suns, the shared library is used by default.  If it doesn't
    contain something contained in /lib/libc.a, then Configure was
    getting things wrong (such as gethostent()).  Now Configure uses
    the shared library if it's there in preference to libc.a.
    When gcc was selected as the compiler, the cc flags defaulted to
    -fpcc_struct_return.  Unfortunately, the underlines should be hyphens.
    Configure figures out if BSD shadow passwords are installed and
    the getpw* routines now return slightly different data in the
    affected fields.
    Some of the prompts in Configure with regard to gid and uid types
    were unclear as to their intended use.  They are now a little
    Sometimes you could change a .h file and taintperl and suidperl
    didn't get remade correctly because of missing dependencies
    in the Makefile.
    The README file was misleading about the fact that you have to
    say "make test" before you can "cd t; TEST"
    The reverse operator was busted in two different ways.  Should work
    better now.  There are now regression tests for it.
    Some of the optimizations that perl does are disabled after period
    of time if perl decides they aren't doing any good.  One of these
    caused a string to be freed that was later referenced via another
    pointer, causing core dumps.  The free turned out to be unnecessary,
    so it was removed.
    The unless modifier was broken when run under the debugger, due to
    the invert() routine in perl.y inverting the logic on the DB
    subroutine call instead of the command the unless was modifying.
    Configure vfork test was backwards.  It now works like other defines.
    The numeric switch optimization was broken, and caused code to be
    bypassed.  This has been fixed.
    A split in a subroutine that has no target splits into @_.
    Unfortunately, this wrongly freed any referenced arguments passed
    in through @_, causing confusing behavior later in the program.
    File globbing (<foo.*>) left one orphaned string each time it
    called the shell to do the glob.
    RCS expanded an unintended $Header in lib/  This has
    been fixed simply by replacing the $ with a .
    Some forward declarations of static functions were missing from
    There's a strut in malloc for mips machines to extend the overhead
    union to the size of a double.  This was also enabled for sparc
    DEC risc machines are reported to have a buggy memcmp.  I've put
    some conditional code into perl.h which I think will undef MEMCMP
    In, I documented the desirability of using parens even
    where they aren't strictly necessary.
    I've grandfathered "format stdout" to be the same as "format STDOUT".
    Unary operators can be called with no argument.  The corresponding
    function call form using empty parens () didn't work right, though
    it did for certain functions in 2.0.  It now works in 3.0.
    The string ordering tests were wrong for pairs of strings in which
    one string was a prefix of the other.  This affected lt, le, gt,
    ge, and the sort operator when used with no subroutine.
    $/ didn't work with the stupid code used when STDSTDIO was undefined.
    The stupid code has been replaced with smarter code that can do
    it right.  Special thanks to Piet van Oostrum for the code.
    Goulds work better if the union in STR is at an 8 byte boundary.
    The fields were rearranged somewhat to provide this.
    "sort keys %a" should now work right (though parens are still
    desirable for readability).
    bcopy() needed a forward declaration on some machines.
    In x2p/Makefile.SH, added dependency on ../ so that it
    gets linked down from above if it got removed for some reason.
Commits on Oct 18, 1989
  1. @TimToady

    perl 3.0: (no announcement message available)

    TimToady authored
    A few of the new features: (18 Oct)
        * Perl can now handle binary data correctly and has functions to pack and unpack binary structures into arrays or lists. You can now do arbitrary ioctl functions.
        * You can now pass things to subroutines by reference.
        * Debugger enhancements.
        * An array or associative array may now appear in a local() list.
        * Array values may now be interpolated into strings.
        * Subroutine names are now distinguished by prefixing with &. You can call subroutines without using do, and without passing any argument list at all.
        * You can use the new -u switch to cause perl to dump core so that you can run undump and produce a binary executable image. Alternately you can use the "dump" operator after initializing any variables and such.
        * You can now chop lists.
        * Perl now uses /bin/csh to do filename globbing, if available. This means that filenames with spaces or other strangenesses work right.
        * New functions: mkdir and rmdir, getppid, getpgrp and setpgrp, getpriority and setpriority, chroot, ioctl and fcntl, flock, readlink, lstat, rindex, pack and unpack, read, warn, dbmopen and dbmclose, dump, reverse, defined, undef.
Commits on Jun 5, 1988
  1. @TimToady

    perl 2.0 (no announcement message available)

    TimToady authored
    Some of the enhancements from Perl1 included:
        * New regexp routines derived from Henry Spencer's.
              o Support for /(foo|bar)/.
              o Support for /(foo)*/ and /(foo)+/.
              o \s for whitespace, \S for non-, \d for digit, \D nondigit 
        * Local variables in blocks, subroutines and evals.
        * Recursive subroutine calls are now supported.
        * Array values may now be interpolated into lists: unlink 'foo', 'bar', @trashcan, 'tmp';
        * File globbing.
        * Use of <> in array contexts returns the whole file or glob list.
        * New iterator for normal arrays, foreach, that allows both read and write.
        * Ability to open pipe to a forked off script for secure pipes in setuid scripts.
        * File inclusion via do '';
        * More file tests, including -t to see if, for instance, stdin is a terminal. File tests now behave in a more correct manner. You can do file tests on filehandles as well as filenames. The special filetests -T and -B test a file to see if it's text or binary.
        * An eof can now be used on each file of the <> input for such purposes as resetting the line numbers or appending to each file of an inplace edit.
        * Assignments can now function as lvalues, so you can say things like ($HOST = $host) =~ tr/a-z/A-Z/; ($obj = $src) =~ s/\.c$/.o/;
        * You can now do certain file operations with a variable which holds the name of a filehandle, e.g. open(++$incl,$includefilename); $foo = <$incl>;
        * Warnings are now available (with -w) on use of uninitialized variables and on identifiers that are mentioned only once, and on reference to various undefined things.
        * There is now a wait operator.
        * There is now a sort operator.
        * The manual is now not lying when it says that perl is generally faster than sed. I hope.
Commits on Dec 18, 1987
  1. a "replacement" for awk and sed

    Larry Wall authored
    [  Perl is kind of designed to make awk and sed semi-obsolete.  This posting
       will include the first 10 patches after the main source.  The following
       description is lifted from Larry's manpage. --r$  ]
       Perl is a interpreted language optimized for scanning arbitrary text
       files, extracting information from those text files, and printing
       reports based on that information.  It's also a good language for many
       system management tasks.  The language is intended to be practical
       (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny,
       elegant, minimal).  It combines (in the author's opinion, anyway) some
       of the best features of C, sed, awk, and sh, so people familiar with
       those languages should have little difficulty with it.  (Language
       historians will also note some vestiges of csh, Pascal, and even
       BASIC-PLUS.) Expression syntax corresponds quite closely to C
       expression syntax.  If you have a problem that would ordinarily use sed
       or awk or sh, but it exceeds their capabilities or must run a little
       faster, and you don't want to write the silly thing in C, then perl may
       be for you.  There are also translators to turn your sed and awk
       scripts into perl scripts.
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