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Subject: Conflict between LC_* constants of Locale::Gettext and POSIX in perl 5.10
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 10:08:55 +0200
To: bug-Gettext@rt.cpan.org
From: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
Hello, in Debian bug #479803 (http://bugs.debian.org/479803) Aaron M. Ucko reported us that the LC_* symbols are exported by default by both Locale::Gettext and POSIX. Up to perl 5.10 this was fine as their definition was strictly identic. Now we get such warnings: $ perl -MLocale::gettext -MPOSIX -e '' Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_ALL: none vs () at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_NUMERIC: none vs () at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_TIME: none vs () at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_MONETARY: none vs () at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_CTYPE: none vs () at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_MESSAGES: none vs () at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_COLLATE: none vs () at -e line 0 $ perl -MPOSIX -MLocale::gettext -e '' Constant subroutine main::LC_CTYPE redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_CTYPE () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Constant subroutine main::LC_NUMERIC redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_NUMERIC () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Constant subroutine main::LC_TIME redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_TIME () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Constant subroutine main::LC_COLLATE redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_COLLATE () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Constant subroutine main::LC_MONETARY redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_MONETARY () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Constant subroutine main::LC_MESSAGES redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_MESSAGES () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Constant subroutine main::LC_ALL redefined at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Prototype mismatch: sub main::LC_ALL () vs none at /usr/share/perl/5.10/Exporter.pm line 66. at -e line 0 Since I believe that we should only have one module providing the values for those variables and since POSIX is a core module I wrote the attached patch so that Locale::Gettext merely re-exports the LC_* constants coming from POSIX instead of providing its own XS implementation of those constants. This will avoid any further problem like this one. I also attach a second patch that we apply in Debian, it's a trivial documentation fix in the POD. $ perl -v This is perl, v5.10.0 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi $ uname -a Linux rivendell 2.6.24-1-686 #1 SMP Sat Apr 19 00:37:55 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux Cheers, -- Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://www.ouaza.com Freexian : des développeurs Debian au service des entreprises http://www.freexian.com

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Phillip, Can we have this fix please officially? cygwin requires it also. -- Reini Urban
I apologize for the extremely long delay in responding. Actually I don't use Perl anymore and have not looked at this module in years. Moreover, the ticket queue in which this landed appears to be owned by someone else, so I did not get any notification when you submitted this issue. I believe the bug you reported is resolved in the latest version which I have just uploaded, 1.06. Please see: https://github.com/vandry/Perl-Locale-gettext http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/P/PV/PVANDRY/gettext-1.06.tar.gz I do not own this ticket so I cannot close it.


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