-----Original Message----- From: kmx
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:51 PM
To: sisyph...@optusnet.com.au ; win32-vanilla@perl.org
Subject: Re: Strawberry Perl released

On 21.07.2017 14:11, sisyph...@optusnet.com.au wrote:
1) What version of gcc was used to build the 64-bit perl ? (I'm assuming it would be 7.1.0, but maybe that's not the policy.)

It is gcc 4.9.2 as it is 5.24.x series, gcc 7.1.0 is used in 5.26.x series.

Aaah ... wasn't sure of the "rules".

2) Was perl.h patched in accordance with the patch provided to https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=121683 ?

No, IMO it does not affect gcc 4.9.2. I know about this patch but I am waiting for 5.26.1.

It doesn't seem to affect 5.3.0 or 5.4.0 either but it does affect 6.3.0 and later - so I'm guessing that it affects version 6 onwards. BTW, I have filed a perlbug report about this - https://rt.perl.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=131726

If there is no 5.26.1 till the end of August I'll release Strawberry Perl at the beginning of September with the patch in question.

Steve Hay posted today (to p5p) that "5.26.1 is slated for sometime in August". I've requested that the patch to perl.h be backported to any future releases (as well as being applied to blead) ... but who knows what will eventuate ...


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