Ilya Zakharevich on Sun, 12 Dec 2004 02:41:09 +0100

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Re: Problems with Math::Pari and perl 5.8.6

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 02:37:28PM -0800, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 03:34:56PM -0600, John Perkins wrote:
> > 
> > I've been trying to get Math::Pari running with perl 5.8.6 for Solaris 8
> > and Tao 1.0 Linux.  I get a number of core dumps when running a 
> > "make test".  I've tried building Math::Pari against pari 2.1.5 and 
> > pari 2.1.6, both of which compiled using the assember-less pieces of 
> > the pari distribution.
> I got one more report on this.  Apprently, 5.8.6 busted something;
> 5.8.5 is reported to be OK.

I uploaded a new version to PAUSE.  Should propagate to CPAN in a few

Actually, the analysis of the previous report I got was misleading;
so it is NOT a failure of Perl 5.8.6.  This new version just uses a
new algorithm to determine that an array is empty (for the purpose of
DESTROY'ing the elements).  Those who construct arrays by hand
should take notice that AvALLOC == 0 is not enough for the array to be
considered empty.