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  1. [inseparable changes from patch from perl5.003_12 to perl5.003_13]

    Perl 5 Porters committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
     DOCUMENTATION
    
    Subject: small doc tweaks for _12
    Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 11:05:57 -0500
    From: Roderick Schertler <roderick@gate.net>
    Files: lib/UNIVERSAL.pm pod/perldiag.pod pod/perltie.pod
    Msg-ID: <1826.851011557@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3314ffc)
    
     PORTABILITY
    
    Subject: Add missing backslash in Configure
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: Configure
    
     UTILITIES, LIBRARY, AND EXTENSIONS
    
    Subject: Include libnet-1.01 instead of old Net::FTP
    From: Graham Barr <Graham.Barr@tiuk.ti.com>
    Files: MANIFEST lib/Net/Cmd.pm lib/Net/Domain.pm lib/Net/DummyInetd.pm lib/Net/FTP.pm lib/Net/NNTP.pm lib/Net/Netrc.pm lib/Net/POP3.pm lib/Net/SMTP.pm lib/Net/SNPP.pm lib/Net/Socket.pm lib/Net/Telnet.pm lib/Net/Time.pm pod/perlmod.pod
    
    Subject: Use binmode when doing binary FTP
    From: Ilya Zakharevich <ilya@math.ohio-state.edu>
    Files: lib/Net/FTP.pm
    
    Subject: Re: Open3.pm tries to close unopened file handle
    Date: 18 Dec 1996 22:19:54 -0500
    From: Roderick Schertler <roderick@gate.net>
    Files: MANIFEST lib/IPC/Open2.pm lib/IPC/Open3.pm lib/open2.pl lib/open3.pl pod/perldiag.pod pod/perlfunc.pod t/lib/open2.t t/lib/open3.t
    Msg-ID: <pzloavmd9h.fsf@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 982b4e8)
    
    Subject: Long-standing problem in Socket module
    Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 23:18:14 -0500
    From: Spider Boardman <spider@orb.nashua.nh.us>
    Files: Configure Porting/Glossary config_H config_h.SH ext/Socket/Socket.pm ext/Socket/Socket.xs
    Msg-ID: <199612190418.XAA07291@Orb.Nashua.NH.US>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3e6a22d)
    
    Subject: flock() constants
    Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 01:37:17 -0500
    From: Roderick Schertler <roderick@gate.net>
    Files: ext/Fcntl/Fcntl.pm ext/Fcntl/Fcntl.xs pod/perlfunc.pod
    Msg-ID: <26669.850977437@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 3dea0e1)
  2. small doc tweaks for _12

    Roderick Schertler committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
    p5p-msgid: <1826.851011557@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
  3. Re: missing E<> POD directive in perlpod.pod

    Roderick Schertler committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
    On Thu, 19 Dec 1996 07:53:26 +0100 (MET), sb@sdm.de (Steffen Beyer) said:
    > 
    > If only E<> was mentioned in perlpod.pod! :-)
    
    Thanks for the heads up, it's already in the next perlpod.pod.
    
        E<escape>   An HTML escape
    		    E<lt>		A literal <
    		    E<gt>		A literal >
    		    (these are optional except in other interior
    		     sequences and when preceded by a capital letter)
    		    E<nnn>		Character number nnn.
    
    Porters, note this doesn't actually mention that the HTML entity names
    are valid, here's a patch.  It also change E<nnn> to use only one n, as
    none of the translators care how many digits the number has.  It also
    fixes numeric escapes in pod2html.
    
    p5p-msgid: <pzwwueimak.fsf@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
  4. flock() constants

    Roderick Schertler committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
    Could we have the flock() constants in a standard module?  Since we're
    supporting flock() via emulation there are lots of systems in which
    these constants can't be pulled in via h2ph.
    
    I don't much care where the constants are stored, so long as they're
    somewhere.  Here's a patch which just stuffs them in Fcntl.  The @EXPORT
    list is the same as before, you have to ask for these constants
    explicitly (via ':flock').
    
    p5p-msgid: <26669.850977437@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
  5. Re: find2perl . -xdev BROKEN still

    Roderick Schertler committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
    On Thu, 19 Dec 1996 08:06:04 -0800, David Dyck <dcd@TC.FLUKE.COM> said:
    > 
    > It seems that the -xdev feature for find2perl has been broken for that
    > last few subversions.
    > 
    > I think it is because $topdev is no longer exported from find.
    
    You are right.  This has been broken since find.pl was replaced with a
    wrapper around File::Find.  Here's a fix.
    
    PS:  I know this has come up before, but why don't we offer $name, $dir
    and so on (or maybe $find_name, etc, aliases) in @EXPORT_OK?
    
    p5p-msgid: <pzvi9yig3h.fsf@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
  6. Long-standing problem in Socket module

    Spider Boardman committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
    The Socket module provides an inet_aton() which isn't.  It's only
    inet_addr().  The latter can't convert '255.255.255.255' (or
    various equivalents).  This despite the fact that Socket.pm
    claims that a conversion of that address is meaningful, which it
    would be if we were using the real inet_aton().
    
    Also, that address is properly the 'this-LAN' broadcast address,
    also known as INADDR_BROADCAST.  That constant is missing from
    Socket.xs, even though it provides the bogus INADDR_NONE, which
    is merely an artifact of using inet_addr().  The all-ones
    broadcast address is one of the few IP addresses which the spec
    guarantees will be valid.  It's invalid for TCP, since it's a
    broadcast address, but it's valid for ICMP and UDP.
    
    The patch below changes Socket.xs to use a proper inet_aton()
    conversion and adds the missing major INADDR constant of
    INADDR_BROADCAST.  It includes (as the last item patched) the new
    metaconfig unit used to make the changes to Configure,
    config_h.SH, and Porting/Glossary.
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612190418.XAA07291@Orb.Nashua.NH.US>
  7. Allow DESTROY to make refs to dying objects

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 19, 1996
  8. Re: Open3.pm tries to close unopened file handle

    Roderick Schertler committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
    # This patch contains two new test files.
    touch t/lib/open3.t t/lib/open2.t
    chmod +x t/lib/open3.t t/lib/open2.t
    exit 0
    
    Here's the open2.pl/open3.pl/Open2.pl/Open3.pl overhaul I was talking
    about.
    
      - open2.pl and open3.pl become wrappers around the IPC:: versions.
    
      - open2() becomes a wrapper around open3()
    
      - New test files open2.t and open3.t
    
      - Bug fixes:
    
          - open3(WRITE, READ, '>&STDOUT') now works
    
          - spurious warnings from close() when dup()ping squelched
    
          - failed fork() wasn't detected properly
    
          - remaining system calls checked for success
    
          - package qualified bareword filehandles didn't used to work in
            open2() if they were qualified with :: and in open3()
    	if they were qualified with '
    
    p5p-msgid: <pzloavmd9h.fsf@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
  9. Fix core dump bug with anoncode

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 19, 1996
  10. Make evals' lexicals visible to nested evals

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 19, 1996
  11. Disallow labels named q, qq, qw, qx, s, y, and tr

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 19, 1996
  12. [shell changes from patch from perl5.003_12 to perl5.003_13]

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 19, 1996
    Change from running these commands:
    
     # be sure that new tests are executable
     touch t/lib/open2.t t/lib/open3.t
     chmod +x t/lib/open2.t t/lib/open3.t
     
     # get rid of old file
     rm -f lib/Net/Socket.pm
     
     # ready to patch
     exit 0
  13. [inseparable changes from patch from perl5.003_11 to perl5.003_12]

    Perl 5 Porters committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 19, 1996
     CORE LANGUAGE CHANGES
    
    Subject: Support C<delete @hash{@keys}>
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: op.c op.h opcode.pl pod/perldiag.pod pod/perlfunc.pod pp.c t/op/delete.t
    
    Subject: Autovivify scalars
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: dump.c op.c op.h pp.c pp_hot.c
    
     DOCUMENTATION
    
    Subject: Update pods: perldelta -> perlnews, perli18n -> perllocale
    From: Tom Christiansen <tchrist@perl.com>
    Files: MANIFEST pod/perl.pod pod/perldelta.pod pod/perli18n.pod pod/perlnews.pod
    
    Subject: perltoot.pod
    Date: Mon, 09 Dec 1996 07:44:10 -0700
    From: Tom Christiansen <tchrist@mox.perl.com>
    Files: MANIFEST pod/perltoot.pod
    Msg-ID: <199612091444.HAA09947@toy.perl.com>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 32e22ef)
    
    Subject: Perlguts, version 25
    Date: Fri, 6 Dec 96 11:40:27 PST
    From: Jeff Okamoto <okamoto@hpcc123.corp.hp.com>
    Files: pod/perlguts.pod
    
        private-msgid: <199612061940.AA055461228@hpcc123.corp.hp.com>
    
    Subject: pod patches for English errors
    Date: Mon, 09 Dec 1996 13:33:11 -0800
    From: Steve Kelem <steve.kelem@xilinx.com>
    Files: pod/*.pod
    Msg-ID: <24616.850167191@castor>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 0135f10)
    
    Subject: Misc doc updates
    Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 18:56:33 -0700
    From: Tom Christiansen <tchrist@mox.perl.com>
    Files: pod/*
    
        Subject: Re: perldelta.pod 
        
        Here are some diffs to the _11 pods.  I forgot to add perldelta to
        perl.pod though.
        
        And *PLEASE* fix the Artistic License so it no longer has the bogus
        "whomever" misdeclined in the nominative case:
        
            under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever generated
            them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this
        
        It should obviously be "whoever".
        
        p5p-msgid: <199612150156.SAA12506@mox.perl.com>
    
     OTHER CORE CHANGES
    
    Subject: Allow assignment to empty array values during foreach()
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: cop.h global.sym mg.c op.c perl.h pp_hot.c proto.h sv.c
    
    Subject: Fix nested closures
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: op.c opcode.pl pp.c pp_ctl.c pp_hot.c
    
    Subject: Fix core dump on auto-vivification
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: pp_hot.c
    
    Subject: Fix core dump on C<open $undef_var, "X">
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: pp_sys.c
    
    Subject: Fix -T/-B on globs and globrefs
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: pp_sys.c
    
    Subject: Fix memory management of $`, $&, and $'
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: pp_hot.c regexec.c
    
    Subject: Fix paren matching during backtracking
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: regexec.c
    
    Subject: Fix memory leak and std{in,out,err} death in perl_{con,de}str
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: miniperlmain.c perl.c perl.h sv.c
    
    Subject: Discard garbage bytes at end of prototype()
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: pp.c
    
    Subject: Fix local($pack::{foo})
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: global.sym pp.c pp_hot.c proto.h scope.c
    
    Subject: Disable warn, die, and parse hooks _before_ global destruction
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: perl.c
    
    Subject: Re: Bug in formline 
    Date: Sun, 08 Dec 1996 14:58:32 -0500
    From: Gurusamy Sarathy <gsar@engin.umich.edu>
    Files: pp_ctl.c
    Msg-ID: <199612081958.OAA26025@aatma.engin.umich.edu>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit b386bda18108ba86d0b76ebe2d8745eafa80f39e)
    
    Subject: Fix C<@a = ($a,$b,$c,$d) = (1,2)>
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: pp_hot.c
    
    Subject: Properly support and document newRV{,_inc,_noinc}
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: global.sym pod/perlguts.pod sv.c sv.h
    
    Subject: Allow lvalue pos inside recursive function
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: op.c pp.c pp_ctl.c pp_hot.c
    
     PORTABILITY
    
    Subject: Make $privlib contents compatible with 5.003
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: INSTALL ext/Opcode/Safe.pm installperl lib/FileHandle.pm lib/Test/Harness.pm
    
    Subject: Support $bincompat3 config variable; update metaconfig units
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: Configure MANIFEST compat3.sym config_h.SH embed.pl global.sym old_embed.pl old_global.sym old_perl_exp.SH perl_exp.SH
    
    Subject: Look for gettimeofday() in Configure
    Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 15:49:57 +0100
    From: John Hughes <john@AtlanTech.COM>
    Files: Configure config_H config_h.SH pp.c
    
        Subject: perl5.003_11, Should base use of gettimeofday on HAS_GETTIMEOFDAY, not I_SYS_TIME
        
        I've been installing perl5.003_11 on a SCO system that has the TCP/IP runtime
        installed but not the TCP/IP development system.
        
        Unfortunately the <sys/time.h> include file is included in the TCP/IP runtime
        while libsocket.a is in the development system.
        
        This means that pp.c decides to use "gettimeofday" because <sys/time.h> is
        present but I can't link the perl that gets compiled.
        
        So, here's a patch to base the use of "gettimeofday" on "HAS_GETTIMEOFDAY"
        instead of "I_SYS_TIME".  I also took the liberty of removing the special
        case for plan9 (I assume plan9 has <sys/time.h> but no gettimeofday.  Am I
        right?).
        
        p5p-msgid: <01BBE77A.F6F37F80@malvinas.AtlanTech.COM>
    
    Subject: Make $startperl a relative path if people want portable scrip
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: Configure
    
    Subject: Homogenize use of "eval exec" hack
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: Porting/Glossary eg/README eg/nih eg/sysvipc/ipcmsg eg/sysvipc/ipcsem eg/sysvipc/ipcshm lib/diagnostics.pm makeaperl.SH pod/checkpods.PL pod/perlrun.pod pod/pod2html.PL pod/pod2latex.PL pod/pod2man.PL pod/pod2text.PL utils/c2ph.PL utils/h2ph.PL utils/h2xs.PL utils/perlbug.PL utils/perldoc.PL utils/pl2pm.PL x2p/a2py.c x2p/find2perl.PL x2p/s2p.PL
    
    Subject: LynxOS support
    Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 09:25:00 PST
    From: Greg Seibert <seibert@Lynx.COM>
    Files: Configure MANIFEST hints/lynxos.sh t/op/stat.t
    Msg-ID: <m0vYEsY-0000IZC@kzinti.lynx.com>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 6693373)
    
    Subject: Re: db-recno.t failures with _11 on Freebsd 2.1-stable
    Date: 11 Dec 1996 18:58:56 -0500
    From: Roderick Schertler <roderick@gate.net>
    Files: INSTALL hints/freebsd.sh
    Msg-ID: <pzohg0r5tr.fsf@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 10e40321ee752c58e3407b204c74c8049894cb51)
    
    Subject: VMS patches to 5.003_11
    Date: Mon, 09 Dec 1996 23:16:10 -0500 (EST)
    From: Charles Bailey <bailey@HMIVAX.HUMGEN.UPENN.EDU>
    Files: MANIFEST regexec.c t/lib/filehand.t util.c vms/*
    
        private-msgid: <01ICTR32LCZG001A1D@hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu>
    
     TESTING
    
    Subject: recurse recurse recurse ...
    Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 23:44:27 +0200 (EET)
    From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@cc.hut.fi>
    Files: MANIFEST t/op/recurse.t
    
        private-msgid: <199612092144.XAA29025@alpha.hut.fi>
    
     UTILITIES, LIBRARY, AND EXTENSIONS
    
    Subject: Add CPAN and Net::FTP
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: MANIFEST lib/CPAN.pm lib/CPAN/FirstTime.pm lib/CPAN/Nox.pm lib/Net/FTP.pm lib/Net/Netrc.pm lib/Net/Socket.pm pod/perlmod.pod
    
    Subject: Add File::Compare
    Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 18:44:59 GMT
    From: Nick Ing-Simmons <nik@tiuk.ti.com>
    Files: MANIFEST lib/File/Compare.pm pod/perlmod.pod
    Msg-ID: <199612161844.SAA02152@pluto>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit ec971c5c328aca84fb827f69f2cc1dc3be81f830)
    
    Subject: Add Tie::RefHash
    Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 18:58:08 -0500
    From: Gurusamy Sarathy <gsar@engin.umich.edu>
    Files: MANIFEST lib/Tie/RefHash.pm pod/perlmod.pod
    Msg-ID: <199612152358.SAA28665@aatma.engin.umich.edu>
    
        (applied based on p5p patch as commit 9a07970)
    
    Subject: Put "splain" in utils.
    From: Chip Salzenberg <chip@atlantic.net>
    Files: Makefile.SH installperl utils/Makefile utils/splain.PL
    
    Subject: Some h2ph fixes
    Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 11:34:12 -0800
    From: Jeff Okamoto <okamoto@hpcc123.corp.hp.com>
    Files: utils/h2ph.PL
    
        Here is a message regarding changes to h2ph that should probably be folded
        into the 5.004 release.
        
        p5p-msgid: <199612131934.AA289845652@hpcc123.corp.hp.com>
  14. LynxOS support

    Greg Seibert committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 12, 1996
    Hi Larry,
    
    I've gone and ported your perl5.003 to LynxOS. I am attaching the
    changes to make it work there. I am hoping you see fit to include them
    in your next release. They are really quite minimal. I'm
    really thankful the code is so portable. In summary the changes
    affect three areas.
    
    1) Configure support to have hints for LynxOS.
    
    2) Our stdio under the covers has it spelled _fillbuf.
    
    3) stat test fails because we don't have any setuid stuff in /usr/bin.
       It's all in /bin. Should be OK since all UNIX types I've seen have at
       the least su in /bin.
    
    p5p-msgid: <m0vYEsY-0000IZC@kzinti.lynx.com>
  15. pod patches for English errors

    Steve Kelem committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 9, 1996
    Here are the patches for the pod files in Perl5.003, subversion 11.
    The following corrections were made:
    
    Spelling, grammar, jargon were fixed.
    "It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is".
    "Its" is the possessive form of "it".
    
    only/just/simply/merely
    
    Here's the example sentence that illustrates that "only" can be used in
    almost any position in a sentence, and that each new sentence means
    something different.  As a writer, your goal should be to communicate your
    ideas unambiguously.
    
    She kissed him on the lips.
    
    Sentence				Meaning of "only"
    a. Only she kissed him on the lips.	She and no one else
    b. She only kissed him on the lips.	She didn't do anything else with his
    					lips.
    c. She kissed only him on the lips.	She didn't kiss anyone else on the
    					lips.
    d. She kissed him only on the lips.	not below or next to the lips
    e. She kissed him on only the lips.	She didn't kiss him anywhere else.
    f. She kissed him on the lips only.	ambiguous--the meaning could be any
    					of a-e, depending on vocal stress
    since/because
    lend/loan
    which/that
    
    i.e. & ie => i.e.,
    e.g. & eg => e.g.,
    
    in order to => to
    split infinitives
    outer most => outermost
    doubled words (to, the, be)
    to able=> to be able
    
    I hope this helps!
    
    p5p-msgid: <24616.850167191@castor>
  16. pod/perlipc.pod patch

    Daniel S. Lewart committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 9, 1996
    Perlbug,
    
    Below is the part of Kenneth Albanowski's pod/perlipc.pod patch which isn't
    in the distribution.  I assume both untaints should be added to The Camel.
    
    Enjoy,
    Daniel Lewart
    d-lewart@uiuc.edu
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612090910.CAA20906@mox.perl.com>
  17. perltoot.pod

    Tom Christiansen committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 9, 1996
    Subject: perltoot.pod, releasable version
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612051248.FAA02559@mox.perl.com>
    private-msgid: <199612091444.HAA09947@toy.perl.com>
  18. Debugger update

    Ilya Zakharevich committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 11, 1996
    Subject: Re: Perl 5.003_11 is available
    
    This fixes the problems in debugger:
    	a) frame=4 may loop infinitely if some arguments are tied or have
    		"" overloaded
    	b) `f file': better documentation.
    	c) prints correctly arguments with embedded \0 (would put
    		quotes at a wrong place otherwise).
    	d) frame=4 would not clobber $_.
    	e) backtrace save wrt -w and undefs as arguments.
    	e) frame & 8: new feature: print tied and ""-overloaded
    		argumentes in the stringified form.
    
    Enjoy,
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612111038.FAA24363@monk.mps.ohio-state.edu>
  19. Add Tie::RefHash

    Gurusamy Sarathy committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 15, 1996
    Subject: 5.004: Tie/RefHash.pm
    
    I'd like to see this module go into the distribution.  Thanks.
    
     - Sarathy.
       gsar@engin.umich.edu
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612152358.SAA28665@aatma.engin.umich.edu>
  20. DB_File 1.09 patch

    Paul Marquess committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 18, 1996
    private-msgid: <9612181037.AA10123@claudius.bfsec.bt.co.uk>
  21. Add File::Compare

    Nick Ing-Simmons committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 16, 1996
    Subject: Re: Does File::Copy work as expected?
    
    Nick Ing Simmons <Nick.Ing-Simmons@tiuk.ti.com> writes:
    >I started on File::Compare and decided I wanted it 
    >to work on open handles (e.g. pipes) as well as named files.
    >So I have 'glommed' File::Copy as skeleton and re-plumbed
    >the inner loop.
    >
    
    Please test.
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612161844.SAA02152@pluto>
  22. Re: Proposed addition to File::Copy: move

    Charles Bailey committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 14, 1996
    In article <1996Dec11.184718.1613163@hmivax>, bailey@genetics.upenn.edu (Charles Bailey) writes:
    > It's been mentioned a couple times that a file renaming function with
    > semantics similar to the Unix "mv" command (rename if possible, else
    > copy) would be a nice addition to File::Copy.  Here's a patch; what
    > do people think of it?  (It also includes changes to make File::Copy
    > 'strict' and '-w' clean.)
    
    Of course, seconds after I post the patch, I find a case where rename()
    returns ENODEV instead of EXDEV for a cross-device copy.  Appended is
    a patch which allows this; if the target device really doesn't exist,
    copy() will prompylt fail with the same error.
    
    p5p-msgid: <1996Dec11.185807.1613164@hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu>
    private-msgid: <01ICZBN0LRC8001A1D@hmivax.humgen.upenn.edu>
  23. Re: db-recno.t failures with _11 on Freebsd 2.1-stable

    Roderick Schertler committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 11, 1996
    The problem with the new db-recno.t bval tests on 2.1 Freebsd systems is
    that Freebsd contains an old version of the DB library (1.74 on
    2.1-stable as of early November).  The recno bval handling in this
    version of the library is simply broken (bval is ignored).
    
    Here's some documentation.  We're probably going to get a lot of bug
    reports about this; I wish there was a better answer.  I don't think I'd
    want to call disabling the tests on systems with the old library better,
    though.
    
    p5p-msgid: <pzohg0r5tr.fsf@eeyore.ibcinc.com>
  24. xsubpp patch to add #line

    Nick Ing-Simmons committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 16, 1996
    Here is revised xsubpp patch that adds #line directives
    so that compile errors are directed at .xs file.
    
    (Relative to 5.003_11)
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612162153.VAA03590@ni-s.u-net.com>
  25. Re: Bug in formline

    Gurusamy Sarathy committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 8, 1996
    On Sun, 08 Dec 1996 19:06:42 +0100, Gary Howland wrote:
    >Is this a bug?
    >
    >The following program:
    >
    >	#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
    >
    >	sub format_text
    >	{
    >		my $format = shift;
    >		$^A = "";
    >		formline($format, @_);
    >		return $^A;
    >	}
    >
    >	my $picture = '
    >	A: @<<<
    >	B: @|||
    >	C: @>>>
    >	';
    >
    >	print format_text($picture, 1, 2, 3);
    >
    >gives this output:
    >
    >	A: 1
    >	   B:  2
    >	  C:    3
    >
    >when I would have expected:
    >
    >	A: 1
    >	B:  2
    >	C:    3
    >
    >it seems that the carriage returns are incorrectly placed.
    >
    >
    >If I change $picture to this:
    >
    >	my $picture = '
    >	A: @<<< a
    >	B: @||| b
    >	C: @>>> c
    >	';
    >
    >I get a segmentation violation from perl.
    
    The latter should work flawlessly in 5.003_05 and later ("my" variables
    as formline picture arguments were broken before).
    
    The attached patch (against 5.00308, but should apply clean over 3_11
    as well), should cure the first problem.
    
     - Sarathy.
       gsar@engin.umich.edu
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612081958.OAA26025@aatma.engin.umich.edu>
  26. Please update Text::Wrap and Text::Tabs

    David Muir Sharnoff committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 18, 1996
    In the next perl releae, please include the latest versions of
    Text::Wrap and Text::Tabs.  They always be found in the nearest
    CPAN.
    
    Actually, I'm not sure how far behind (if any) the current source
    is, but I keep getting bug reports from old versions so I thought
    I should make sure...
    
    p5p-msgid: <199612180659.WAA24957@idiom.com>
  27. OS/2 updates from Ilya

    Ilya Zakharevich committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 18, 1996
  28. 5.003_11 on UnixWare 2.1.1 - Only one small UnixWare buglet

    Alan Burlison committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 11, 1996
    I have just got around to building 5.003_11 on UnixWare2.1.1,
    and I am glad to say that apart from one minor quirk, all the
    tests pass OK.  The problem is related to a bug in the UW csh,
    specifically the glob() builtin which has a bug.  Changing
    config.sh to make d_csh='undef' results in a 100% clean build
    and test.
    
    The following small patch to patches/svr4.sh will work around
    this automatically until SCO fix the problem.
    
    Alan Burlison
    aburlison@cix.compulink.co.uk
    
    p5p-msgid: <memo.453720@cix.compulink.co.uk>
  29. In Linux hints, set suidsafe=no and dosuid=yes

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 18, 1996
  30. Eliminate PerlIO warnings when setting cnt to -1

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 15, 1996
  31. Support SvREADONLY on arrays

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 16, 1996
  32. Fix %ENV assignment when environment starts out empty

    Chip Salzenberg committed Dec 12, 1996
  33. Fix for AmigaOS - inplace operation

    Norbert Pueschel committed with Chip Salzenberg Dec 8, 1996
    This patch for doio.c "fixes" inplace operation for AmigaOS.
    
    BTW: 5.003_11 compiles fine and tests ok under AmigaOS, apart from
    the unavoidable failures.
    
    p5p-msgid: <77724601@Armageddon.meb.uni-bonn.de>