|o||With the base pragma, an intermediate class with no fields used to messes up private fields in the base class. This has been fixed.|
|o||Cwd upgraded to version 3.01 (as part of the new PathTools distribution)|
|o||Devel::PPPort upgraded to version 3.03|
|o||File::Spec upgraded to version 3.01 (as part of the new PathTools distribution)|
|o||Encode upgraded to version 2.08|
|o||ExtUtils::MakeMaker remains at version 6.17, as later stable releases currently available on CPAN have some issues with core modules on some core platforms.|
|o||I18N::LangTags upgraded to version 0.35|
|o||Math::BigInt upgraded to version 1.73|
|o||Math::BigRat upgraded to version 0.13|
|o||MIME::Base64 upgraded to version 3.05|
|o||POSIX::sigprocmask function can now retrieve the current signal mask without also setting it.|
|o||Time::HiRes upgraded to version 1.65|
Perl has a new -dt command-line flag, which enables threads support in the debugger.
reverse sort ... is now optimized to sort in reverse, avoiding the generation of a temporary intermediate list.
for (reverse @foo) now iterates in reverse, avoiding the generation of a temporary reversed list.
The regexp engine is now more robust when given invalid utf8 input, as is sometimes generated by buggy XS modules.
foreach on threads::shared array used to be able to crash Perl. This bug has now been fixed.
A regexp in STDOUTs destructor used to coredump, because the regexp pad was already freed. This has been fixed.
goto & is now more robust - bugs in deep recursion and chained goto & have been fixed.
Using delete on an array no longer leaks memory. A pop of an item from a shared array reference no longer causes a leak.
eval_sv() failing a taint test could corrupt the stack - this has been fixed.
On platforms with 64 bit pointers numeric comparison operators used to erroneously compare the addresses of references that are overloaded, rather than using the overloaded values. This has been fixed.
read into a UTF8-encoded buffer with an offset off the end of the buffer no longer mis-calculates buffer lengths.
Localising $^D no longer generates a diagnostic message about valid -D flags.
For -t and -T,
Too late for -T option has been changed to the more informative
-T is on the #! line, it must also be used on the command line
From now on all applications embedding perl will behave as if perl were compiled with -DPERL_USE_SAFE_PUTENV. See Environment access in the INSTALL file for details.
Most C source files now have comments at the top explaining their purpose, which should help anyone wishing to get an overview of the implementation.
There are significantly more tests for the B suite of modules.
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.org, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|perl v5.22.1||PERL586DELTA (1)||2015-10-17|