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sr #110561: autoconf: store autom4te request keys in sorted order

Submitter:  Sergei Trofimovich <slyfox>
Submitted:  Sun 07 Nov 2021 04:02:37 PM UTC
Priority:  * 7 - Release N (Desirable) Severity:  3 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
Operating System:  None
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Mon 11 Dec 2023 05:06:30 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Your patch was actually committed over a year ago, <>.  It's good that this bug was left open, though, because it did need adjustment to work with very old perl, and I'm not sure I would have thought to test with very old perl if I hadn't been looking at this bug.

The adjustment has now also been landed: <>.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Fri 08 Dec 2023 06:48:16 PM UTC, comment #1: 

We will need to tweak the patch so that it falls back to the old behavior when we have an old Data::Dumper module that doesn't have the Sortkeys method, but that should not be difficult.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Sun 07 Nov 2021 04:02:37 PM UTC, original submission:  

Noticed unstable key order when debugging unrelated bug.
Data::Dumper's SortKeys() makes ordering stable and decreases
diffs from run to run. No functional change otherwise.

The patch is attached.

The patch initially posted at

Sergei Trofimovich <slyfox>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-12-11 zackw StatusConfirmed Done
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-12-08 zackw StatusNone Confirmed
    2023-12-08 zackw Priority5 - Unprioritized 7 - Release N (Desirable)
    2021-11-07 slyfox Attached File- Added 0001-autoconf-store-autom4te-request-keys-in-sorted-order.patch, #52214

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