|o||Scalar::Util and List::Util have been upgraded from version 1.23 to version 1.25.|
|o||B::Deparse has been updated from version 1.14 to 1.14_01. An uninitialized warning emitted by B::Deparse has been squashed [perl #113464].|
o Building perl with some Windows compilers used to fail due to a problem with miniperls glob operator (which uses the perlglob program) deleting the PATH environment variable [perl #113798].
VMS All C header files from the top-level directory of the distribution are now installed on VMS, providing consistency with a long-standing practice on other platforms. Previously only a subset were installed, which broke non-core extension builds for extensions that depended on the missing include files.
o A regression introduced in Perl v5.16.0 involving tr/SEARCHLIST/REPLACEMENTLIST/ has been fixed. Only the first instance is supposed to be meaningful if a character appears more than once in SEARCHLIST. Under some circumstances, the final instance was overriding all earlier ones. [perl #113584] o B::COP::stashlen has been added. This provides access to an internal field added in perl 5.16 under threaded builds. It was broken at the last minute before 5.16 was released [perl #113034]. o The re pragma will no longer clobber $_. [perl #113750] o Unicode 6.1 published an incorrect alias for one of the Canonical_Combining_Class propertys values (which range between 0 and 254). The alias CCC133 should have been CCC132. Perl now overrides the data file furnished by Unicode to give the correct value. o Duplicating scalar filehandles works again. [perl #113764] o Under threaded perls, a runtime code block in a regular expression could corrupt the package name stored in the op tree, resulting in bad reads in caller, and possibly crashes [perl #113060]. o For efficiencys sake, many operators and built-in functions return the same scalar each time. Lvalue subroutines and subroutines in the CORE:: namespace were allowing this implementation detail to leak through. print &CORE::uc("a"), &CORE::uc("b") used to print BB. The same thing would happen with an lvalue subroutine returning the return value of uc. Now the value is copied in such cases [perl #113044]. o __SUB__ now works in special blocks (BEGIN, END, etc.). o Formats that reference lexical variables from outside no longer result in crashes.
There are no new known problems, but consult Known Problems in perl5160delta to see those identified in the 5.16.0 release.
Perl 5.16.1 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.16.0 and contains approximately 14,000 lines of changes across 96 files from 8 authors.
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.16.1:
Chris BinGOs Williams, Craig A. Berry, Father Chrysostomos, Karl Williamson, Paul Johnson, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Tony Cook.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.
For a more complete list of all of Perls historical contributors, please see the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the articles recently posted to the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup and the perl bug database at http://rt.perl.org/perlbug/ . There may also be information at http://www.perl.org/ , the Perl Home Page.
If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the perlbug program included with your release. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but sufficient test case. Your bug report, along with the output of perl -V, will be sent off to firstname.lastname@example.org to be analysed by the Perl porting team.
If the bug you are reporting has security implications, which make it inappropriate to send to a publicly archived mailing list, then please send it to email@example.com. This points to a closed subscription unarchived mailing list, which includes all the core committers, who will be able to help assess the impact of issues, figure out a resolution, and help co-ordinate the release of patches to mitigate or fix the problem across all platforms on which Perl is supported. Please only use this address for security issues in the Perl core, not for modules independently distributed on CPAN.
The Changes file for an explanation of how to view exhaustive details on what changed.
The INSTALL file for how to build Perl.
The README file for general stuff.
The Artistic and Copying files for copyright information.
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