Some syntax errors involving unrecognized filetest operators are now handled correctly by the parser.
Interpreter initialization is more complete when -DMULTIPLICITY is off. This should resolve problems with initializing and destroying the Perl interpreter more than once in a single process.
Dynamic linker flags have been tweaked for Solaris and OS X, which should solve problems seen while building some XS modules.
Bugs in OS/2 sockets and tmpfile have been fixed.
In OS X setreuid and friends are troublesome - perl will now work around their problems as best possible.
Starting with 5.8.3 we intend to make more frequent maintenance releases, with a smaller number of changes in each. The intent is to propagate bug fixes out to stable releases more rapidly and make upgrading stable releases less of an upheaval. This should give end users more flexibility in their choice of upgrade timing, and allow them easier assessment of the impact of upgrades. The current plan is for code freezes as follows
with the release following soon after, when testing is complete.
o 5.8.3 23:59:59 GMT, Wednesday December 31st 2003 o 5.8.4 23:59:59 GMT, Wednesday March 31st 2004 o 5.8.5 23:59:59 GMT, Wednesday June 30th 2004
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://bugs.perl.org/. There may also be information at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.
If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the <B>perlbugB> 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 email@example.com to be analysed by the Perl porting team. You can browse and search the Perl 5 bugs at http://bugs.perl.org/
The Changes file for 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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