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Re^2: Bizarro %+ hash slice bug in Perl 5.10 to 5.14.

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Jun 17, 2012 at 09:55 UTC ( #976636=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Bizarro %+ hash slice bug in Perl 5.10 to 5.14.
in thread Bizarro %+ hash slice bug in Perl 5.10 to 5.14.

Thanks for looking into it. I had seen the UNIVERSAL::AUTOLOAD bug (it's the only mention of %+ in perl516delta), but dismissed it as I don't think Test::More installs a UNIVERSAL::AUTOLOAD, and I certainly wasn't. But you're right that the bug I was seeing could have been inadvertently fixed at the same time.

I'll submit the test case to p5p in a couple of days unless anyone can convince me in this thread that the problem is already known to the core devs and tested for somewhere.

This bug has already bitten one of my CPAN releases. Hurray to CPAN testers for alerting me to it so quickly!

perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

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[stevieb]: it's a reminder to re-inforce it :P
[atcroft]: james28909: That particular questions was a bit of trick, actually (depending on the country you are in). More interesting is, if you are trying to subtract from an epoch time, for instance, you might have to consider when/if DST occurs for a location,
[atcroft]: because you may have to adjust the number of seconds you change from an epoch from 86400 (not to mention leap seconds)....
[atcroft]: james28909: Although if your program is using a database, you might be able to "pass the buck" to the database and ask it to do the date change for you....
[stevieb]: ++ atcroft

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