Unix/Linux Go Back    


X11R7.4 - man page for perl573delta (x11r4 section 1)

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages
Man Page or Keyword Search:   man
Select Man Page Set:       apropos Keyword Search (sections above)


PERL573DELTA(1) 		 Perl Programmers Reference Guide		  PERL573DELTA(1)

NAME
       perl573delta - what's new for perl v5.7.3

DESCRIPTION
       This document describes differences between the 5.7.2 release and the 5.7.3 release.

       (To view the differences between the 5.6.0 release and the 5.7.0 release, see
       perl570delta.  To view the differences between the 5.7.0 release and the 5.7.1 release,
       see perl571delta.  To view the differences between the 5.7.1 release and the 5.7.2
       release, see perl572delta.)

Changes
       This is just a selected list of some of the more notable changes.  The numbers refer to
       the Perl repository change numbers; see Changes58 (or Changes in Perl 5.8.1).  In addition
       to these changes, lots of work took place in integrating threads, PerlIO, and Unicode;
       general code cleanup; and last but not least porting to non-UNIX lands such as Win32, VMS,
       Cygwin, DJGPP, VOS, MacOS Classic, and EBCDIC.

       11362
	   add LC_MESSAGES to POSIX :locale_h export tag

       11371
	   add DEL to [:cntrl:]

       11375
	   make h2ph understand constants like 1234L and 5678LL

       11405
	   Win32: fix bugs in handling of the virtualized environment

       11410
	   fix a bug in the security taint checking of open()

       11423
	   make perl fork() safe even on platforms that don't have pthread_atfork()

       11459
	   make switching optimization and debugging levels during Perl builds easier via the
	   OPTIMIZE environment variable

       11475
	   make split()'s unused captures to be undef, not ''

       11485
	   Search::Dict: allow transforming lines before comparing

       11490
	   allow installing extra modules or bundles when building Perl

       11516
	   add -Wall in cflags when compiling with gcc to weed out dubious C practices

       11541
	   pluggable optimizer

       11549
	   WinCE: integrate the port

       11589
	   Win32: 4-arg select was broken

       11594
	   introduce the perlivp utility for verifying the Perl installation (IVP = Installation
	   Verification Procedure)

       11623
	   rename lib/unicode to lib/unicore to avoid case-insensitivity problems with lib/Uni-
	   code

       111631
	   remove Time::Piece

       11643
	   document that use utf8 is not the right way most of the time

       11656
	   allow building perl with -DUSE_UTF8_SCRIPTS which makes UTF-8 the default script
	   encoding (not the default since that would break all scripts having legacy eight-bit
	   data in them)

       11725
	   division preserving 64-bit integers

       11743
	   document the coderef-in-@INC feature

       11794
	   modulo (%) preserving 64-bit integers

       11825
	   update to Unicode 3.1.1

       11865
	   add the \[$@%&*] prototype support

       11874
	   oct() and hex() in glorious 64 bit

       11877
	   Class::Struct: allow recursive classes

       11993
	   fix unpack U to be the reverse of pack U

       12056
	   VMS: waitpid enhancements

       12180
	   unpack("Z*Z*", pack("Z*Z*", ..)) was broken

       12243
	   Devel::Peek: display UTF-8 SVs also as \x{...}

       12288
	   Data::Dumper: option to sort hashes

       12542
	   add perlpodspec

       12652
	   threadsafe DynaLoader, re, Opcode, File::Glob, and B

       12756
	   support BeOS better

       12874
	   read-only hashes (user-level interface is Hash::Util)

       13162
	   add Devel::PPPort

       13179
	   add the sort pragma

       13326
	   VMS: fix perl -P

       13358
	   add perlpacktut

       13452
	   SUPER-UX: add hints file

       13575
	   Win32: non-blocking waitpid(-1,WNOHANG)

       13684
	   introduce the -t option for gentler taint checking

       14694
	   add the if pragma

       14832
	   implement IV/UV/NV/long double un/packing with j/J/F/D

       14854
	   document the new taint behaviour of exec LIST and system LIST

Reporting Bugs
       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 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 perlbug@perl.org to be an-
       alysed by the Perl porting team.

SEE ALSO
       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.

HISTORY
       Written by Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@iki.fi>, with many contributions from The Perl Porters
       and Perl Users submitting feedback and patches.

       Send omissions or corrections to <perlbug@perl.org>.

perl v5.8.9				    2007-11-17				  PERL573DELTA(1)
Unix & Linux Commands & Man Pages : ©2000 - 2018 Unix and Linux Forums


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 PM.