CPAN has been upgraded from version 1.9600 to version 1.9600_01.
Also ensures that configure_requires is only checked in META files, not MYMETA files, so protect against MYMETA generation that drops configure_requires.
Encode has been upgraded from version 2.42 to 2.42_01.
File::Glob has been upgraded from version 1.12 to version 1.13.
|o||PerlIO::scalar has been upgraded from version 0.11 to 0.11_01.|
HP-UX PA-RISC/64 now supports gcc-4.x A fix to correct the socketsize now makes the test suite pass on HP-UX PA-RISC for 64bitall builds. Building on OS X 10.7 Lion and Xcode 4 works again The build system has been updated to work with the build tools under Mac OS X 10.7.
o In @INC filters (subroutines returned by subroutines in @INC), $_ used to misbehave: If returned from a subroutine, it would not be copied, but the variable itself would be returned; and freeing $_ (e.g., with undef *_) would cause perl to crash. This has been fixed [perl #91880]. o Perl 5.10.0 introduced some faulty logic that made U* in the middle of a pack template equivalent to U0 if the input string was empty. This has been fixed [perl #90160]. o caller no longer leaks memory when called from the DB package if @DB::args was assigned to after the first call to caller. Carp was triggering this bug [perl #97010]. o utf8::decode had a nasty bug that would modify copy-on-write scalars string buffers in place (i.e., skipping the copy). This could result in hashes having two elements with the same key [perl #91834]. o Localising a tied variable used to make it read-only if it contained a copy-on-write string. o Elements of restricted hashes (see the fields pragma) containing copy-on-write values couldnt be deleted, nor could such hashes be cleared (%hash = ()). o Locking a hash element that is a glob copy no longer causes subsequent assignment to it to corrupt the glob. o A panic involving the combination of the regular expression modifiers /aa introduced in 5.14.0 and the \b escape sequence has been fixed [perl #95964].
This is a list of some significant unfixed bugs, which are regressions from 5.12.0.
o PERL_GLOBAL_STRUCT is broken.
Since perl 5.14.0, building with -DPERL_GLOBAL_STRUCT hasnt been possible. This means that perl currently doesnt work on any platforms that require it to be built this way, including Symbian.
While PERL_GLOBAL_STRUCT now works again on recent development versions of perl, it actually working on Symbian again hasnt been verified.
Wed be very interested in hearing from anyone working with Perl on Symbian.
Perl 5.14.2 represents approximately three months of development since Perl 5.14.1 and contains approximately 1200 lines of changes across 61 files from 9 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 5.14.2:
Craig A. Berry, David Golden, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, H.Merijn Brand, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark, Pau Amma and Ricardo Signes.
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 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.
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