Using newspeak to redefine a week.
DESTROY doesn't get called on non-closure anonymous subroutines because the
CV is shared,
but this won't be fixed because of performance reasons.
This was discussed before:
Michael Schwern and Robert Spier brought up how the new
err keyword in 5.10 hasn't been properly deprecated. Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes claimed
err is a second-class keyword, while Rafael Garcia-Suarez claimed it was not. Hm..
Stas Bekman suggested an improvement of the
is_tainted subroutine offered in
perldoc perlsec for testing whether a variable contains tainted data. He found that for some reason it was necessary to
use warnings FATAL => 'all';
to prevent compile-time errors from the
Henrik Gulbrandsen spotted that patch 22373 in 5.8.4, which was put in place to fix the
@_s in recursive
gotos, now causes
@_ to be dropped in chained
gotos. Dave Mitchell's new solution is to "transfer the reifiedness of the old @_ to the new @_ then ditch the old @_".
David Nicol wondered if
my $name = 'david'; return "hello my name is $name";
could be optimized with
return "hello my name is david";
Elizabeth Mattijsen, for one, doubted this would be worth it because of the complexity of checking when the optimization could be done.
Dan Jacobson dreamed of a world where
perldoc -f = returns documentation on the
= operator. I think everyone's thought of this at some point, though it might be better to "ask not what your perldoc can do for you, ask what you can do for your perldoc".
Bjoern Hoehrmann convinced Dan Kogai that
my $x = "Bj\xF6rn"; # as well as "Bj\xF6r" and "Bj\xF6" decode("utf-8", $x, Encode::FB_CROAK);
should croak but wasn't. See
and I think also bug #32080
Anders Johnson submitted four patches for RAII in Perl. Quoth he: "The central idea of the patches that I submitted is to block (defer) signal handlers inside the DESTROY call. That way, you can arrange for signal handlers to die() without having to worry that the exception won't get propagated."
http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2004-10/msg00423.html http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2004-10/msg00421.html http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2004-10/msg00422.html http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2004-10/msg00424.html
Link from John Peacock on RAII (not to be confused with the RIAA):
Steve Peters, sedulous bee that he be, commented on at least a dozen ancient bugs, presumably with the intent of clearing them out.
Nicolas Clark said in a couple threads that he doesn't intend to upgrade MakeMaker in maint because versions after 6.17 have bugs with core perl.
The thread for bug number $BUGNUM can be found at http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=$BUGNUM
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