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Id: 131672
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: perl5

Owner: Nobody
Requestors: kes-kes [at]

Operating System: Linux
PatchStatus: (no value)
Severity: low
Type: docs
Perl Version: 5.24.1
Fixed In: (no value)

Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:27:44 +0300
From: KES <kes-kes [...]>
To: perlbug <perlbug [...]>
Subject: perldebguts documentation should be fixed
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Subject: perldebguts documentation should be fixed To: Reply-To: Cc: Message-Id: <5.24.1_12623_1498681035@kes-X751SA> From: This is a bug report for perl from, generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.24.1. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [Please describe your issue here] [The documentation]( should be fixed: --- (This doesn't happen if the subroutine was compiled in the DB package.) +++ (This doesn't happen if the subroutine was called from DB package.) In short: Despite on 'from_db' sub is compiled at main:: package we do NOT see calls to 'DB::sub' for it Becase CALL to this sub is made from DB:: package And vice versa: Despite on 'DB::test' is compiled at DB:: package we see calls to 'DB::sub' for it Becase CALL to this sub is made not from DB:: package The output: $ perl -Ilib -d:DB Called: main::BEGIN Called: DB::test $cat sub from_db {}; use Test; DB::test(); $cat lib/ package Test; 1; $cat lib/Devel/ package DB; use B qw/ svref_2object /; sub sub_name { my $r = shift; return $r unless ref $r; return $r unless my $cv = svref_2object( $r ); return $r unless $cv->isa( 'B::CV' ) and my $gv = $cv->GV ; my $name = ''; if ( my $st = $gv->STASH ) { $name = $st->NAME . '::'; } my $n = $gv->NAME; if ( $n ) { $name .= $n; if ( $n eq '__ANON__' ) { $name .= ' defined at ' . $gv->FILE . ':' . $gv->LINE; } } return $name; } sub test{}; sub postponed { # Call only after DB:: is loaded main::from_db() if shift ne '*main::_<lib/Devel/'; } sub DB{ main::from_db(); } sub sub { print "Called: ", sub_name( $DB::sub ), "\n"; main::from_db(); &$DB::sub; } 1; See attached archive with source codes. [Please do not change anything below this line] ----------------------------------------------------------------- --- Flags: category=docs severity=low --- Site configuration information for perl 5.24.1: Configured by kes at Sun Apr 30 22:40:30 EEST 2017. Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 24 subversion 1) configuration: Platform: osname=linux, osvers=4.4.0-53-generic, archname=x86_64-linux uname='linux kes-x751sa 4.4.0-53-generic #74-ubuntu smp fri dec 2 15:59:10 utc 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnulinux ' config_args='-de -Dprefix=/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1 -Aeval:scriptdir=/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/bin' hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define useithreads=undef, usemultiplicity=undef use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef Compiler: cc='cc', ccflags ='-fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64', optimize='-O2', cppflags='-fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -I/usr/local/include' ccversion='', gccversion='5.4.0 20160609', gccosandvers='' intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678, doublekind=3 d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16, longdblkind=3 ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8 alignbytes=8, prototype=define Linker and Libraries: ld='cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector-strong -L/usr/local/lib' libpth=/usr/local/lib /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/5/include-fixed /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /lib/../lib /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/../lib /lib libs=-lpthread -lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc perllibs=-lpthread -lnsl -ldl -lm -lcrypt -lutil -lc, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a gnulibc_version='2.23' Dynamic Linking: dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E' cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector-strong' Locally applied patches: Devel::PatchPerl 1.38 --- @INC for perl 5.24.1: /home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/lib/site_perl/5.24.1/x86_64-linux /home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/lib/site_perl/5.24.1 /home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/lib/5.24.1/x86_64-linux /home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/lib/5.24.1 --- Environment for perl 5.24.1: HOME=/home/kes LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en LC_ADDRESS=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_MEASUREMENT=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MONETARY=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_NAME=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_PAPER=uk_UA.UTF-8 LC_TELEPHONE=uk_UA.UTF-8 LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset) LOGDIR (unset) PATH=/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/bin:/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/bin:/home/kes/bin:/home/kes/bin:/home/kes/bin:/home/kes/.local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games PERLBREW=command perlbrew PERLBREW_BASHRC_VERSION=0.78 PERLBREW_HOME=/home/kes/.perlbrew PERLBREW_MANPATH=/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/man PERLBREW_PATH=/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/bin:/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew/perls/perl-5.24.1/bin PERLBREW_PERL=perl-5.24.1 PERLBREW_ROOT=/home/kes/perl5/perlbrew PERLBREW_VERSION=0.78 PERL_BADLANG (unset) SHELL=/bin/bash
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Subject: Re: [perl #131672] perldebguts documentation should be fixed
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Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:21:04 +0100
From: Zefram <zefram [...]>
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>--- (This doesn't happen if the subroutine was compiled in the DB package.) >+++ (This doesn't happen if the subroutine was called from DB package.)
The phrase "the subroutine" is ambiguous, because in that paragraph there are two subroutines in play. The original could be clarified by expanding to "the calling subroutine". Your proposed change would retain the ambiguity. -zefram
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Subject: Re: [perl #131672] perldebguts documentation should be fixed
From: KES <kes-kes [...]>
Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2017 20:21:50 +0300
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> KES wrote:
>> --- (This doesn't happen if the subroutine was compiled in the DB package.) >> +++ (This doesn't happen if the subroutine was called from DB package.)
Actually first is right. Because with current behavior: when a call to &DB::sub is not happen if the subroutine was called from DB package I can not setup breakpoint by subroutine name. I check $DB::sub and setup breakpoint at 'DB::sub'. Code looks like next: if( $breakpoints{ $DB::sub } ) { $DB::single = 1 }; This works well in most cases except for next one. I implement debugger command in not DB package. I do this because want to be able to debug debugger command. So when that subroutine (which implements debugger command) is called from DB package, it can not be tracked. A call to &DB::sub is not happen As work around I put next code into that sub: $^D |= (1<<30); $DB::single = 1; But this will not be required if perl works as documented: A call to &DB::sub is happened for all subroutines which was not compiled in the DB package. despite on place of call. I check this behavior on the oldest version I have: perl-5.6.2 it works contrary to the documentation too =(

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