Pike 7.6.66 Release Notes

Changes in Pike 7.6.66

This document outlines the changes between Pike 7.6.50 and 7.6.66.

Changes in Pike

  • Added support for chunked transfer encoding and handle unexpected multiple headers in HTTP.Server.Request.
  • Added support for "urlencoded" as an alias for "url-encoded" in HTTP.Server.Request.
  • Added callback support to Stdio.FakeFile.
  • Added iso_646.irv, iso_4873.dv and iso_4873 to charsets.
  • Added UCS-2 API support to Odbc.
  • Fixed some bugs in Protocol.HTTP.Server.HeaderParser.
  • Fixed decoding boolean datatype in Protocols.XMLRPC.
  • Fixed short names in Standards.XML.Wix.
  • Fixed time(0) to behave like time(), not time(1). This is considered a bugfix and does not have backward compatibility.
  • Allow _disable_callbacks and _enable_callbacks on closed fd's.


  • Added compatibility for more odbc drivers.
  • Optimized XML.Tree simplenode creation.
  • Fixed reference underflow in modify_shared_string()
  • Fixed segfault when exiting uninitialized mutex keys.
  • Fixed segfault for two special cases of indexing unexisting stuff.
  • Fixed gc problem that could produce an error "gc_mark() called for thing in zap weak pass that wasn't marked before" in pikes compiled with rtldebug.
  • Fixed multiset node ref bugs that affected iterators when the multisets contain destructed objects.
  • Fixed out of C-stack errors when resizing unbalanced mappings.

Build fixes

  • Fixed win32 compilation.
  • Fixed detection of SDL.Joystick on win32
  • Automaticly add Pike icon to win32 binary.
  • Fixed signal_handler compilation on OperBSD.
  • Fixed gcc 4.0 compatibility.
  • Added mmap PROT_EXEC support to MacOS X via MAP_ANON.