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Re^3: utf8::upgrade and $1

by ikegami (Pope)
on Aug 31, 2009 at 18:06 UTC ( #792422=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: utf8::upgrade and $1
in thread utf8::upgrade and $1

I think we can confirm that the fact that $1 leaves this function with the SVf_POK flag on is a bug.


demerphq had this to say with regards to why $1 doesn't carry the READONLY flag:

Not a problem for my solution. The setter called via mg_set after the upgrade will throw an error if appropriate.

Turns out that this is deliberate, as some pluggable regex engines allow for a writable $1.

That means that upgrading $1 might have no effect or might upgrade the entire source string in those engines, but I don't see that as a problem. Side-effects are expectedintended when playing with magical variables.

Incidentally, this bug is a regession in Perl 5.10. Perl 5.8.8 doesn't have this problem.

That would explain the presence of sv_utf8_upgrade_nomg.

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