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                               January 10th-31st

News and Updates

   Perl 5.27.8 has been [1]released!

Grant Reports

     * Zefram TPF Grant 2018 [2]Week 2.
     * Zefram TPF Grant 2018 [3]Week 3.
     * Zefram TPF Grant 2018 [4]week 4.
     * Tony Cook TPF Grant 10 [5]Report 5.
     * Tony Cook TPF Grant 10 [6]report 6.
     * Tony Cook TPF Grant 10 [7]report 7.
     * Dave Mitchell TPF Grant 2 weekly [8]report for weeks 191-194.

Issues

  New Issues

     * [9]Perl #132552: heap-buffer-overflow in Perl_fbm_instr.
     * [10]Perl #132602: PERL-5.26.1 heap_use_after_free.
     * [11]Perl #132605: PERL-5.26.1 stack overflow.
     * [12]Perl #132606: PERL-5.26.1 stack overflow.
     * [13]Perl #132609: PERL-5.26.1 stack overflow.
     * [14]Perl #132618: PERL-5.26.1 heap_use_after_free
     * [15]Perl #132640: Bug #125351 for perl5: null ptr deref ->
       Perl_ck_shift.
     * [16]Perl #132707: perl-5.26.1 fails self-test on osx if file system
       doesn’t support sub-second time resolution.
     * [17]Perl #132715: debugger examine broken.
     * [18]Perl #132716: perldoc(sort) bugs.
     * [19]Perl #132717: pl2bat BAT files exit with incorrect ERRORLEVEL and
       process exit codes.
     * [20]Perl #132724: Program gets stuck when trying to read an illegal
       iso-2022-jp file.
     * [21]Perl #132727: BBC [22]Class::MethodMaker broken by
       6661956a23de82b41adc406200054293d6d7aded.
     * [23]Perl #132729: array element lazily created at wrong index.
     * [24]Perl #132732: use if - behaviour does not match documentation.
     * [25]Perl #132733: getcwd() fails to fail on Cygwin.
     * [26]Perl #132736: pl2bat cannot read from stdin.
     * [27]Perl #132737: New build warning in Socket.xs.
     * [28]Perl #132739: bignum upgrade/downgrade path bug.
     * [29]Perl #132745: Langinfo.t fails on FreeBSD 9.2.
     * [30]Perl #132750: Uninitialized variable usage.
     * [31]Perl #132760: Blead Breaks CPAN: YANICK/List-Lazy-0.3.0.tar.gz.
     * [32]Perl #132764: [33]Devel::Peek: Indentation gap when dumping MG
       object.
     * [34]Perl #132766: Recent changes to inline.h have broken VC6 build on
       Windows.
     * [35]Perl #132768: OP_ENTERSUB is not called for constructor of tied
       object.
     * [36]Perl #132769: Blead Breaks CPAN: LEONT/App-a2p-1.009.tar.gz.
     * [37]Perl #132771: perl5 erroneously links in libcl on linux.
     * [38]Perl #132772: Blead Breaks CPAN:
       TIMB/Geo-StreetAddress-US-1.04.tar.gz.
     * [39]Perl #132773: perlbug overwrite existing perlbug.rep without
       notice.
     * [40]Perl #132774: Segfault when accessing pad_compname_type.
     * [41]Perl #132775: Blead Breaks CPAN:
       SMUELLER/Math-Clipper-1.23.tar.gz.
     * [42]Perl #132776: lvalue+signature example: should not return
       read-only value.
     * [43]Perl #132777: Blead Breaks CPAN: GRAY/POSIX-RT-Spawn-0.11.tar.gz.
     * [44]Perl #132779: Testing for a directory handle bug.
     * [45]Perl #132782: Missing SvPV* utf8/byte nomg macro variants.
     * [46]Perl #132783: Blead Breaks CPAN: ADAMK/SQL-String-0.02.tar.gz.
     * [47]Perl #132788: Blead Breaks CPAN:
       LEMBARK/Object-Trampoline-1.42.tar.gz.
     * [48]Perl #132790: Test dist/Storable/t/blessed.t fails with threaded
       perls < 5.14 under not too old [49]Test2.
     * [50]Perl #132791: Blead Breaks CPAN:
       MUIR/modules/HTML-Transmorgify-0.12.tar.gz.
     * [51]Perl #132793: $a.="$b" doesn't stringify $b.

  Resolved Issues

     * [52]Perl #8045: Hash keys are not always parsed as strings if the
       arrow is omitted.
     * [53]Perl #8910: Subroutine doesn't create elements.
     * [54]Perl #16113: open on localized *F pb.
     * [55]Perl #18581: memory leak: if($foo++){} and = overloading.
     * [56]Perl #44129: Setting $0 in eval_pv causes core dump.
     * [57]Perl #54412: Mistake in perlipc doc, perl 5.10.0.
     * [58]Perl #131878: croak: CWE-134: Use of Externally-Controlled Format
       String.
     * [59]Perl #131953: Bleadperl v5.27.2-30-gdf6b4bd565 breaks
       SYBER/Panda-Lib-1.3.2.tar.gz.
     * [60]Perl #131954: heap-use-after-free in pp.c.
     * [61]Perl #132533: [PATCH] [62]Devel::PPPort: Implement croak_sv,
       die_sv, mess_sv, warn_sv and other mess function.
     * [63]Perl #132602: PERL-5.26.1 heap_use_after_free.
     * [64]Perl #132608: heap-buffer-overflow in Perl_do_trans.
     * [65]Perl #132648: [66]Cwd: different return values between pure perl
       and XS variants.
     * [67]Perl #132695: BBC [68]Catalyst tests broken by
       abda9fe0fe75ae824723761c1c98af958f17a41c.
     * [69]Perl #132704: [PATCH] Set more sensible -O optimization on
       FreeBSD.
     * [70]Perl #132737: New build warning in Socket.xs.
     * [71]Perl #132750: Uninitialized variable usage.
     * [72]Perl #132766: Recent changes to inline.h have broken VC6 build on
       Windows.

  Rejected Issues

     * [73]Perl #21273: Segmentation fault in recursive FETCH.
     * [74]Perl #22958: a problem with encoding and -i.
     * [75]Perl #31321: a2p fails to parse valid do-while loop in awk
script.
     * [76]Perl #132743: Incorrect perl version in deprecation error
message.

Suggested patches

   Tum Hukins [77]provided a patch to set a more sensible -O optimization on
   FreeBSD. Patch was merged.

   Jerry Hedden [78]provided a patch to upgrade [79]threads to 2.21 and
   [80]another to upgrade [81]threads::shared to 1.58.

   Tom Wyant provided an applied patch in [82]Perl #132748 to fix a typo in
   script_run docs.

   Paul Evans is [83]asking ([84]Future::AsyncAwait and sub signatures) for
   advice on parsing signatures within [85]Future::AsyncAwait.

   Karl Williamson has another [86]idea for speeding up /i matching on ASCII
   characters.

   Pali [87]provided patches for [88]Devel::PPPort, merged since.

References

   1. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248914
   2. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248776
   3. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248953
   4. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/249078
   5. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248804
   6. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248965
   7. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248967
   8. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248988
   9. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132552
  10. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132602
  11. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132605
  12. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132606
  13. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132609
  14. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132618
  15. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132640
  16. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132707
  17. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132715
  18. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132716
  19. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132717
  20. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132724
  21. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132727
  22. http://metacpan.org/pod/Class::MethodMaker
  23. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132729
  24. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132732
  25. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132733
  26. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132736
  27. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132737
  28. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132739
  29. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132745
  30. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132750
  31. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132760
  32. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132764
  33. http://metacpan.org/pod/Devel::Peek
  34. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132766
  35. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132768
  36. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132769
  37. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132771
  38. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132772
  39. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132773
  40. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132774
  41. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132775
  42. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132776
  43. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132777
  44. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132779
  45. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132782
  46. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132783
  47. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132788
  48. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132790
  49. http://metacpan.org/pod/Test2
  50. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132791
  51. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132793
  52. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=8045
  53. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=8910
  54. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=16113
  55. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=18581
  56. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=44129
  57. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=54412
  58. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=131878
  59. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=131953
  60. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=131954
  61. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132533
  62. http://metacpan.org/pod/Devel::PPPort
  63. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132602
  64. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132608
  65. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132648
  66. http://metacpan.org/pod/Cwd
  67. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132695
  68. http://metacpan.org/pod/Catalyst
  69. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132704
  70. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132737
  71. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132750
  72. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132766
  73. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=21273
  74. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=22958
  75. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=31321
  76. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132743
  77. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248744
  78. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248926
  79. http://metacpan.org/pod/threads
  80. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248927
  81. http://metacpan.org/pod/threads::shared
  82. http://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=132748
  83. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248859
  84. http://metacpan.org/pod/Future::AsyncAwait
  85. http://metacpan.org/pod/Future::AsyncAwait
  86. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/249030
  87. http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248996
  88. http://metacpan.org/pod/Devel::PPPort

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