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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This is a bug that it works. It's only semi-unlikely to get fixed. I've things I'd like to do that need this bug to get fixed so I may spend some time to ensure that this bug "works" appropriately.

    There's two related bugs here. If you localize or delete the stash a function exists in, the GV pointed to by the pp_gv opcode has a pointer to the original stash. This makes it oblivious to wholesale replacement of the stash.

    It appears the other bug is that that the pp_gv opcode has a pointer to the GV and retains it even if the stash no longer contains that GV.

    Both of these bugs are preventing two kinds of dynamisms from working. I've an interest in fixing one and it might make sense to fix both at the same time.

    sub foo { 42 }
    delete $::main{foo};
    print foo(); # This had *better* die