Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 5

Dave Mitchell writes:

As per my grant conditions, here is a report for the July period.

This month was mainly spent on providing a general fix for the weak backreferences in stashes globs and CVs. This means that in general there are likely to be less crashes when doing odd things with stashes and globs.

Over the first 21 weeks I have now averaged about 17 hours per week, slightly less than the nominal 20. I have used up approx 70% of the hours allocated to the grant.

Report for period 2010/07/01 to 2010/07/31 inclusive


Effort (HH::MM):

7:40 diagnosing bugs
62:45 fixing bugs
0:00 reviewing other people's bug fixes
0:00 reviewing ticket histories
5:20 review the ticket queue (triage)
75:45 Total

Numbers of tickets closed:

3 tickets closed that have been worked on
0 tickets closed related to bugs that have been fixed
0 tickets closed that were reviewed but not worked on (triage)
3 Total

Short Detail

54:40 [perl #58530] Bus error with constant + overload + stash manipulation + bless ]
8:05 [perl #75716] overload removes tainting
2:40 [perl #76540] panic: free from wrong pool when using a constant in a print statement
5:00 [perl #76716] Hash assignment can zap weak references to the hash
5:20 [TRIAGE]

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