perl5114delta - what is new for perl v5.11.4
This document describes differences between the 5.11.3 release and the 5.11.4 release.
If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.11.2, first read perl5113delta, which describes differences between 5.11.2 and 5.11.3.
Acceptable version number formats have been formalized into "strict" and
package NAME VERSION takes a strict version number.
takes a lax version number.
version object constructors take lax version numbers. Providing an
invalid version will result in a fatal error.
These formats will be documented fully in the version module in a subsequent release of Perl 5.11. To a first approximation, a "strict" version number is a positive decimal number (integer or decimal-fraction) without exponentiation or else a dotted-decimal v-string with a leading 'v' character and at least three components. A "lax" version number allows v-strings with fewer than three components or without a leading 'v'. Under "lax" rules, both decimal and dotted-decimal versions may have a trailing "alpha" component separated by an underscore character after a fractional or dotted-decimal component.
The version module adds
functions to check a scalar against these rules.
now matches the same characters as
means that in addition to the characters it currently matches,
, it will also match their fullwidth equivalent forms, for
example U+FF10: FULLWIDTH DIGIT ZERO.
Upgraded from version 0.02 to 0.03.
This version introduces the
method to allow subclasses of less to
pick where in %^H to store their stash.
Upgraded from version 0.77 to 0.81.
This version adds support for Version number formats as described earlier in this document and in its own documentation.
Upgraded from version 1.08 to 1.09.
This version adds the
warning category. See also New or Changed Diagnostics for this change.
Upgraded from version 0.36 to 0.38.
Upgraded from version 0.93 to 0.94.
Upgraded from version 2.021 to 2.024.
Upgraded from version 2.021 to 2.024.
Upgraded from version 1.94_5301 to 1.94_54.
Upgraded from version 0.22 to 0.24.
Upgraded from version 0.36 to 0.3603.
Upgraded from version 2.20 to 2.21.
Anonymous coderefs created in Safe containers no longer get bogus arguments passed to them, fixing RT #72068.
A significant fraction of the core documentation has been updated to clarify the behavior of Perl's Unicode handling.
Much of the remaining core documentation has been reviewed and edited for clarity, consistent use of language, and to fix the spelling of Tom Christiansen's name.
USE_ATTRIBUTES_FOR_PERLIO is now reported in the compile-time options
listed by the
Tie::Hash::NamedCapture::* shouldn't abort if passed bad input (RT #71828)
@_ and $_ no longer leak under threads (RT #34342 and #41138, also #70602, #70974)
The two warnings :
- Illegal character in prototype for %s : %s
- Prototype after '%c' for %s : %s
have been moved from the
top-level warnings category into a new
. These two warnings are currently the
only ones emitted during parsing of an invalid/illegal prototype, so one
can now do
- no warnings 'illegalproto';
to suppress only those, but not other syntax-related warnings. Warnings where
prototypes are changed, ignored, or not met are still in the
category as before. (Matt S. Trout)
This new warning is issued when one attempts to mark a subroutine as lvalue after it has been defined.
Perl_magic_setmglob now knows about globs, fixing RT #71254.
Perl 5.11.4 is a development release leading up to Perl 5.12.0. Some notable known problems found in 5.11.4 are listed as dependencies of RT #69710, the Perl 5 version 12 meta-ticket.
The following items are now deprecated.
is now deprecated. Attempting to
pass import arguments to a
statement will result in a
deprecation warning. (This is a less noisy version of the full deprecation
warning added in 5.11.0.)
Perl 5.11.4 represents approximately one month of development since Perl 5.11.3 and contains 17682 lines of changes across 318 files from 40 authors and committers:
Abigail, Andy Dougherty, brian d foy, Chris Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Golden, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Gerard Goossen, H.Merijn Brand, Jesse Vincent, Jim Cromie, Josh ben Jore, Karl Williamson, kmx, Matt S Trout, Nicholas Clark, Niko Tyni, Paul Marquess, Philip Hazel, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Rainer Tammer, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish, Tim Bunce, Todd Rinaldo, Tom Christiansen, Tony Cook, Vincent Pit, and Zefram
Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for helping Perl to flourish.
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
, will be sent off to email@example.com to be
analyzed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Artistic and Copying files for copyright information.