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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 5.22.0, Package name: perl-5.22.0, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed
for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including
system administration, web development, network programming, GUI
development, and more. The language is intended to be practical (easy
to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant,
minimal). Its major features are that it's easy to use, supports both
procedural and object-oriented (OO) programming, has powerful built-in
support for text processing, and has one of the world's most impressive
collections of third-party modules.

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   2015-08-08 00:11:23 by matthew green | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
use -fno-reorder-blocks for sparc64, mips, and vax and GCC 4.5*.

something in op.c (as miniop.c) is mis-compiled with this option which
is enabled by -O2, when using GCC 4.5.  i didn't try to figure out
exactly what as op.c is 419,359 bytes long and the assembler output
is almost 100% different and approximiately 1.5MB either way (the
diff of the asm output is larger than the combined inputs), so for now
we have this hack.  this problem doesn't appear to occur in newer GCC.

XXX: pullup to 2015Q2.
   2015-06-24 13:43:42 by Havard Eidnes | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Remove reference to file no longer part of the perl distribution.

Add a Configure test to verify that including <fenv.h> doesn't produce
a build error, as it will in quite few cases on NetBSD on archs which
are not amd64, i386 or sparc in NetBSD 6.x.  If the test build fails,
pretend we don't have fenv.h.

Validated that the result builds on NetBSD/evbarm 6.0 and NetBSD/i386 6.1.5.

Build fix, so no need to bump PKGREVISION.

OK by wiz@
   2015-06-11 15:44:23 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (8)
Log message:
Changes 5.22.0:
* A safer ARGV
* CGI.pm and Module::Build disappear from core
* Hexadecimal floating point values
* Variable aliases
* Repetition in list assignment
* List pipe opens on Win32
* Various small fixes
   2015-06-05 14:25:30 by Sevan Janiyan | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Add support for Bitrig
   2015-05-17 14:57:16 by Benny Siegert | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Remove powerpc compiler workaround that was put in place 11 years ago.
According to John D. Baker in PR pkg/49598, this helps compiling perl on
his PowerPC system.
   2015-05-15 16:32:27 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Fix build under Solaris 10 x86_64.
Redo PR pkg/44999 and fix linkage.
   2015-02-25 15:56:45 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (6) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 5.20.2, provided by Kai-Uwe Eckhardt <kuehro@gmx.de> in private


Incompatible Changes

There are no changes intentionally incompatible with 5.20.1. If any
exist, they are bugs, and we request that you submit a report. See
"Reporting Bugs" below.  Modules and Pragmata Updated Modules and

    attributes has been upgraded from version 0.22 to 0.23.

    The usage of memEQs in the XS has been corrected. [perl #122701]

    Data::Dumper has been upgraded from version 2.151 to 2.151_01.

    Fixes CVE-2014-4330 by adding a configuration variable/option to
    limit recursion when dumping deep data structures.

    Errno has been upgraded from version 1.20_03 to 1.20_05.

    Warnings when building the XS on Windows with the Visual C++
    compiler are now avoided.

    feature has been upgraded from version 1.36 to 1.36_01.

    The postderef feature has now been documented. This feature was
    actually added in Perl 5.20.0 but was accidentally omitted from
    the feature documentation until now.

    IO::Socket has been upgraded from version 1.37 to 1.38.

    Document the limitations of the connected() method. [perl #123096]

    Module::CoreList has been upgraded from version 5.020001 to

    The list of Perl versions covered has been updated.

    PathTools has been upgraded from version 3.48 to 3.48_01.

    A warning from the gcc compiler is now avoided when building the

    PerlIO::scalar has been upgraded from version 0.18 to 0.18_01.

    Reading from a position well past the end of the scalar now
    correctly returns end of file. [perl #123443]

    Seeking to a negative position still fails, but no longer leaves
    the file position set to a negation location.

    eof() on a PerlIO::scalar handle now properly returns true when
    the file position is past the 2GB mark on 32-bit systems.

    Storable has been upgraded from version 2.49 to 2.49_01.

    Minor grammatical change to the documentation only.

    VMS::DCLsym has been upgraded from version 1.05 to 1.05_01.

    Minor formatting change to the documentation only.

    VMS::Stdio has been upgraded from version 2.4 to 2.41.

    Minor formatting change to the documentation only.

Documentation New Documentation perlunicook

This document, by Tom Christiansen, provides examples of handling
Unicode in Perl.  Changes to Existing Documentation perlexperiment

    Added reference to subroutine signatures. This feature was
    actually added in Perl 5.20.0 but was accidentally omitted from
    the experimental feature documentation until now.


    The process whereby features may graduate from experimental status
    has now been formally documented.


    An ambiguity in the documentation of the ellipsis statement has
    been corrected. [perl #122661]


The following additions or changes have been made to diagnostic
output, including warnings and fatal error messages. For the complete
list of diagnostic messages, see perldiag.  Changes to Existing

    Bad symbol for scalar is now documented. This error is not new,
    but was not previously documented here.

    Missing right brace on \N{} is now documented. This error is not
    new, but was not previously documented here.


    The test script re/rt122747.t has been added to verify that perl
    #122747 remains fixed.

Platform Support Regained Platforms

IRIX and Tru64 platforms are working again. (Some make test failures
remain.)  Selected Bug Fixes

    AIX now sets the length in getsockopt correctly. [perl #120835],
    [cpan #91183], [cpan #85570]

    In Perl 5.20.0, $^N accidentally had the internal UTF8 flag turned
    off if accessed from a code block within a regular expression,
    effectively UTF8-encoding the value. This has been fixed. [perl

    Various cases where the name of a sub is used (autoload,
    overloading, error messages) used to crash for lexical subs, but
    have been fixed.

    An assertion failure when parsing sort with debugging enabled has
    been fixed. [perl #122771]

    Loading UTF8 tables during a regular expression match could cause
    assertion failures under debugging builds if the previous match
    used the very same regular expression. [perl #122747]

    Due to a mistake in the string-copying logic, copying the value of
    a state variable could instead steal the value and undefine the
    variable. This bug, introduced in Perl 5.20, would happen mostly
    for long strings (1250 chars or more), but could happen for any
    strings under builds with copy-on-write disabled. [perl #123029]

    Fixed a bug that could cause perl to execute an infinite loop
    during compilation. [perl #122995]

    On Win32, restoring in a child pseudo-process a variable that was
    local()ed in a parent pseudo-process before the fork happened
    caused memory corruption and a crash in the child pseudo-process
    (and therefore OS process). [perl #40565]

    Tainted constants evaluated at compile time no longer cause
    unrelated statements to become tainted. [perl #122669]

    Calling write on a format with a ^** field could produce a panic
    in sv_chop() if there were insufficient arguments or if the
    variable used to fill the field was empty. [perl #123245]

    In Perl 5.20.0, sort CORE::fake where 'fake' is anything other
    than a keyword started chopping of the last 6 characters and
    treating the result as a sort sub name. The previous behaviour of
    treating "CORE::fake" as a sort sub name has been restored. [perl

    A bug in regular expression patterns that could lead to segfaults
    and other crashes has been fixed. This occurred only in patterns
    compiled with "/i", while taking into account the current POSIX
    locale (this usually means they have to be compiled within the
    scope of "use locale"), and there must be a string of at least 128
    consecutive bytes to match. [perl #123539]

    qr/@array(?{block})/ no longer dies with "Bizarre copy of
    ARRAY". [perl #123344]

    gmtime no longer crashes with not-a-number values. [perl #123495]

    Certain syntax errors in substitutions, such as s/${<>{})//, would
    crash, and had done so since Perl 5.10. (In some cases the crash
    did not start happening until Perl 5.16.) The crash has, of
    course, been fixed. [perl #123542]

    A memory leak in some regular expressions, introduced in Perl
    5.20.1, has been fixed. [perl #123198]

    formline("@...", "a"); would crash. The FF_CHECKNL case in
    pp_formline() didn't set the pointer used to mark the chop
    position, which led to the FF_MORE case crashing with a
    segmentation fault. This has been fixed. [perl #123538] [perl

    A possible buffer overrun and crash when parsing a literal pattern
    during regular expression compilation has been fixed. [perl

Known Problems

    It is a known bug that lexical subroutines cannot be used as the
    SUBNAME argument to sort. This will be fixed in a future version
    of Perl.

Errata From Previous Releases

    A regression has been fixed that was introduced in Perl 5.20.0
    (fixed in Perl 5.20.1 as well as here) in which a UTF-8 encoded
    regular expression pattern that contains a single ASCII lowercase
    letter does not match its uppercase counterpart. [perl #122655]
   2014-12-30 16:13:21 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (33)
Log message:
Remove pkg_views support, second part: infrastructure.