Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: enforce sane perl version
From: Joe Perches
Date: Mon Jul 29 2013 - 19:01:26 EST
On Mon, 2013-07-29 at 15:52 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:10:13 -0700 Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-07-29 at 13:06 -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> > > From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > I got a bug report from a couple of users who said
> > > checkpatch.pl was broken for them. It was erroring out on
> > > fairly random lines most commonly with messages like:
> > >
> > > Nested quantifiers in regex; marked by <--HERE in m/(\((?:[^\(\)]++ <-- HERE |(?-1))*\))/ at ./checkpatch.pl line 340.
> > >
> > > The bug reporter was running a version of perl 5.8 which was
> > > end-of-lifed in 2008
> > Other than Andrew Morton's (continuing?) use of perl 5.8
> > I'm fine with this.
> > Andrew? Time to update your perl version?
> I run an FC6 test box just to irritate you guys.
yabut do you (have to) use checkpatch on that
creakingly old test box?
Maybe I can find a box with slackware 2.0 for you.
It had perl 5.0.0.
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