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Version: 0.29-bp150.2.4
* Tue Mar 08 2016
- updated to 0.29
  see /usr/share/doc/packages/perl-Want/Changes
  0.27  Thu 25 Feb 2016 21:26:04 GMT
  - perl 5.23.8 breaks the hack we were using to implement double_return.
    This patch from David Mitchell fixes it. See
    David wrote:
    > Running with a debugging perl-5.23.8 will show assertion failures in the Want test suite. It's because PL_comppad/PL_curpad save/restore is now done by the context stack / cx_popsub() rather than as previously on the savestack / LEAVE.
    > This stops the double_return() 'convert CXt_SUB to CXt_NULL' hack from working properly, as PL_comppad is no longer restored when transitioning from the inner to outer sub. The attached patch substitutes one evil hack for another: it keeps the CXt_SUB context stack entry, but sets its retop field to point to the return op again (rather than its caller) so that the return op gets called twice (with a bit of markstack hackery to ensure there are two marks for the two returns to pop).
    > rreturn and lnoreturn are also a bit under-tested. In particular, there are no tests for rreturn in list context. I added such a test, but more need adding.
    > I can see this hack breaking again in the future. Perhaps in the long term
    > rreturn() and lnoreturn() should be implemented using custom ops???
    > Dave M.
  0.28  Thu 25 Feb 2016 22:02:42 GMT
  - Fix test failure in 5.14
  - Fix test failure in 5.23.9 (using a patch from Slaven Rezic)
  0.29  Fri 26 Feb 2016 04:42:19 GMT
  - Restore compatibility with certain older perl versions (5.10 and 5.12)
    It seems that ?ATTRS: lvalue? doesn?t work with older perls, but that you can
    forward-declare the method in Perl code with the :lvalue attribute with the same
    This version of Want is still broken with perl 5.8, for reasons I haven?t investigated.
* Wed Apr 29 2015
- updated to 0.26
  see /usr/share/doc/packages/perl-Want/Changes
  0.26  Tue 28 Apr 2015 12:31:17 BST
  - There is a new experimental option in bleadperl under which one ought not to use
    the op_sibling field directly. Quoting from perlguts.pod:
    ? Starting in version 5.21.2, perls built with the experimental
    define C<-DPERL_OP_PARENT> add an extra boolean flag for each op,
    C<op_moresib>.  When not set, this indicates that this is the last op in an
    C<OpSIBLING> chain. This frees up the C<op_sibling> field on the last
    sibling to point back to the parent op. Under this build, that field is
    also renamed C<op_sibparent> to reflect its joint role. The macro
    C<OpSIBLING(o)> wraps this special behaviour, and always returns NULL on
    the last sibling.  With this build the C<op_parent(o)> function can be
    used to find the parent of any op. Thus for forward compatibility, you
    should always use the C<OpSIBLING(o)> macro rather than accessing
    C<op_sibling> directly. ?
    Thanks to Reini Urban for the patch.
* Tue Apr 14 2015
- updated to 0.25
  see /usr/share/doc/packages/perl-Want/Changes
  0.24  Tue  2 Dec 2014 10:22:39 GMT
  - Accommodate another bleadperl change. Patch provided by Father Chrysostomos at
  0.25  Wed 10 Dec 2014 19:31:03 GMT
  - Add support for the new OP_MULTIDEREF
    Perl has a new op, added as a performance optimisation in fedf30e1c349130b23648c022f5f3cb4ad7928f3,
    to represent a sequence of array/hash dereferences. This patch adds support for the new op.
* Sun Jul 20 2014
- updated to 0.23
  - Accommodate a bleadperl change to the optree, made in 7d3c8a6837b55fff0e6294ebf8c94a1601367c76.
    This is bug #94086 for Want, and bug #121342 for perl5.
* Mon Feb 24 2014
- updated to 0.22
  - Prevent return from being optimised away by newer (>= 5.19.7) Perls.
    This is a patch supplied by @wolfsage: see
* Wed May 30 2012
- updated to 0.21
  - Change tests to avoid the new warning 'Useless assignment to a temporary' added in 5.15.
  - Remove a test that was testing the behaviour of perl, rather than of this module,
    and was testing an aspect of perl?s behaviour that has changed (bf8fb5ebd) in
    in such a way that the test was failing with bleadperl.
  - Avoid leaking the RHS of an lnoreturn lvalue sub, thanks to Father Chrysostomos
* Tue Jul 19 2011
- regenerate with cpanspec
* Wed Dec 01 2010
- switch to perl_requires macro
* Sat Jul 25 2009
- spec mods
  * removed ^----------
  * removed ^#---------
* Sat Jun 27 2009
- initial pkg 0.18