• Do not register here on develop.twiki.org, login with your twiki.org account.
• Use View topic Item7848 for generic doc work for TWiki-6.1.1. Use View topic Item7851 for doc work on extensions that are not part of a release. More... Close
• Anything you create or change in standard webs (Main, TWiki, Sandbox etc) will be automatically reverted on every SVN update.
Does this site look broken?. Use the LitterTray web for test cases.

Item7883: EasyTimelinePlugin not working with Perl 5.26 and newer

Item Form Data

AppliesTo: Component: Priority: CurrentState: WaitingFor: TargetRelease ReleasedIn
Extension   Normal Closed   n/a  

Edit Form Data

Reported By:
Applies To:
Current State:
Waiting For:
Target Release:
Released In:


EasyTimelinePlugin doesn't work with Perl 5.26 and newer. This is because it has tools/EasyTimeline.pl, which has multiple instances of "defined @array" and "defined %hash". Both are unsupported by Perl 5.26 and newer. They are to be replaced with "@array" and "%hash" respectively.

In addition, there is a room for improvement with debug output. If debugging is enabled, commonTagsHandler() of the plugin puts "EasyTImelinePlugin::commonTagsHand( web_name, topic_name )" at the very beginning. That's not useful because it's geven to have commonTagsHandler() of a plugin called. It's way more useful if handleTimeline() puts all of its arguments to the debug log.

-- TWiki:Main/HideyoImazu - 2020-03-04

Summary EasyTimelinePlugin not working with Perl 5.26 and newer
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.HideyoImazu
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-6.1.0-trunk, Thu, 29 Aug 2019, build 30672
AppliesTo Extension

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:30712
TargetRelease n/a

Edit | Attach | Watch | Print version | History: r3 < r2 < r1 | Backlinks | Raw View |  Raw edit | More topic actions
Topic revision: r3 - 2020-03-05 - HideyoImazu
This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform Powered by PerlCopyright © 2008-2023 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback