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3=head1 NAME
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5[ this is a template for a new perldelta file. Any text flagged as XXX needs
6to be processed before release. ]
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8perldelta - what is new for perl v5.27.3
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b5cbfe35 10=head1 DESCRIPTION
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cf663f87 12This document describes differences between the 5.27.2 release and the 5.27.3
b5cbfe35 13release.
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15If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.27.1, first read
16L<perl5272delta>, which describes differences between 5.27.1 and 5.27.2.
17
18=head1 Notice
19
20XXX Any important notices here
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1e189079 22=head1 Core Enhancements
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24XXX New core language features go here. Summarize user-visible core language
25enhancements. Particularly prominent performance optimisations could go
26here, but most should go in the L</Performance Enhancements> section.
a8b85d6c 27
cf663f87 28[ List each enhancement as a =head2 entry ]
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cf663f87 30=head1 Security
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32XXX Any security-related notices go here. In particular, any security
33vulnerabilities closed should be noted here rather than in the
34L</Selected Bug Fixes> section.
35
36[ List each security issue as a =head2 entry ]
37
38=head1 Incompatible Changes
39
40XXX For a release on a stable branch, this section aspires to be:
41
42 There are no changes intentionally incompatible with 5.XXX.XXX
43 If any exist, they are bugs, and we request that you submit a
44 report. See L</Reporting Bugs> below.
45
46[ List each incompatible change as a =head2 entry ]
47
48=head1 Deprecations
49
50XXX Any deprecated features, syntax, modules etc. should be listed here.
51
52=head2 Module removals
53
54XXX Remove this section if inapplicable.
55
56The following modules will be removed from the core distribution in a
57future release, and will at that time need to be installed from CPAN.
58Distributions on CPAN which require these modules will need to list them as
59prerequisites.
60
61The core versions of these modules will now issue C<"deprecated">-category
62warnings to alert you to this fact. To silence these deprecation warnings,
63install the modules in question from CPAN.
64
65Note that these are (with rare exceptions) fine modules that you are encouraged
66to continue to use. Their disinclusion from core primarily hinges on their
67necessity to bootstrapping a fully functional, CPAN-capable Perl installation,
68not usually on concerns over their design.
69
70=over
71
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74XXX Note that deprecated modules should be listed here even if they are listed
75as an updated module in the L</Modules and Pragmata> section.
76
77=back
78
79[ List each other deprecation as a =head2 entry ]
80
81=head1 Performance Enhancements
82
83XXX Changes which enhance performance without changing behaviour go here.
84There may well be none in a stable release.
85
86[ List each enhancement as an =item entry ]
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88=over 4
89
90=item *
91
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cf663f87 94=back
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cf663f87 96=head1 Modules and Pragmata
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98XXX All changes to installed files in F<cpan/>, F<dist/>, F<ext/> and F<lib/>
99go here. If Module::CoreList is updated, generate an initial draft of the
100following sections using F<Porting/corelist-perldelta.pl>. A paragraph summary
101for important changes should then be added by hand. In an ideal world,
102dual-life modules would have a F<Changes> file that could be cribbed.
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104The list of new and updated modules is modified automatically as part of
105preparing a Perl release, so the only reason to manually add entries here is if
106you're summarising the important changes in the module update. (Also, if the
107manually-added details don't match the automatically-generated ones, the
108release manager will have to investigate the situation carefully.)
ba2fe89f 109
cf663f87 110[ Within each section, list entries as an =item entry ]
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112=head2 New Modules and Pragmata
113
114=over 4
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116=item *
117
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120=back
121
122=head2 Updated Modules and Pragmata
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ba2fe89f 126=item *
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cf663f87 128L<XXX> has been upgraded from version A.xx to B.yy.
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cf663f87 130=back
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132=head2 Removed Modules and Pragmata
133
134=over 4
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759020c9 136=item *
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cf663f87 138XXX
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cf663f87 140=back
ba2fe89f 141
cf663f87 142=head1 Documentation
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144XXX Changes to files in F<pod/> go here. Consider grouping entries by
145file and be sure to link to the appropriate page, e.g. L<perlfunc>.
ba2fe89f 146
cf663f87 147=head2 New Documentation
ba2fe89f 148
cf663f87 149XXX Changes which create B<new> files in F<pod/> go here.
ba2fe89f 150
cf663f87 151=head3 L<XXX>
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cf663f87 153XXX Description of the purpose of the new file here
ba2fe89f 154
cf663f87 155=head2 Changes to Existing Documentation
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157We have attempted to update the documentation to reflect the changes
158listed in this document. If you find any we have missed, send email
159to L<perlbug@perl.org|mailto:perlbug@perl.org>.
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161XXX Changes which significantly change existing files in F<pod/> go here.
162However, any changes to F<pod/perldiag.pod> should go in the L</Diagnostics>
163section.
164
165Additionally, the following selected changes have been made:
166
167=head3 L<XXX>
168
169=over 4
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171=item *
172
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173XXX Description of the change here
174
175=back
176
177=head1 Diagnostics
178
179The following additions or changes have been made to diagnostic output,
180including warnings and fatal error messages. For the complete list of
181diagnostic messages, see L<perldiag>.
182
183XXX New or changed warnings emitted by the core's C<C> code go here. Also
184include any changes in L<perldiag> that reconcile it to the C<C> code.
185
186=head2 New Diagnostics
187
188XXX Newly added diagnostic messages go under here, separated into New Errors
189and New Warnings
190
191=head3 New Errors
192
193=over 4
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195=item *
196
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197XXX L<message|perldiag/"message">
198
199=back
200
201=head3 New Warnings
202
203=over 4
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205=item *
206
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207XXX L<message|perldiag/"message">
208
209=back
210
211=head2 Changes to Existing Diagnostics
212
213XXX Changes (i.e. rewording) of diagnostic messages go here
214
215=over 4
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217=item *
218
cf663f87 219XXX Describe change here
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1e189079 221=back
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223=head1 Utility Changes
224
225XXX Changes to installed programs such as F<perlbug> and F<xsubpp> go here.
226Most of these are built within the directory F<utils>.
227
228[ List utility changes as a =head2 entry for each utility and =item
229entries for each change
230Use L<XXX> with program names to get proper documentation linking. ]
231
232=head2 L<XXX>
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236=item *
237
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238XXX
239
240=back
241
242=head1 Configuration and Compilation
243
244XXX Changes to F<Configure>, F<installperl>, F<installman>, and analogous tools
245go here. Any other changes to the Perl build process should be listed here.
246However, any platform-specific changes should be listed in the
247L</Platform Support> section, instead.
248
249[ List changes as an =item entry ].
250
251=over 4
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255On GCC, C<-Werror=pointer-arith> is now enabled by default,
256disallowing arithmetic on void and function pointers.
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258=back
259
260=head1 Testing
261
262XXX Any significant changes to the testing of a freshly built perl should be
263listed here. Changes which create B<new> files in F<t/> go here as do any
264large changes to the testing harness (e.g. when parallel testing was added).
265Changes to existing files in F<t/> aren't worth summarizing, although the bugs
266that they represent may be covered elsewhere.
267
268XXX If there were no significant test changes, say this:
269
270Tests were added and changed to reflect the other additions and changes
271in this release.
272
273XXX If instead there were significant changes, say this:
274
275Tests were added and changed to reflect the other additions and
276changes in this release. Furthermore, these significant changes were
277made:
278
279[ List each test improvement as an =item entry ]
280
281=over 4
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284
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285XXX
286
287=back
288
289=head1 Platform Support
290
291XXX Any changes to platform support should be listed in the sections below.
292
293[ Within the sections, list each platform as an =item entry with specific
294changes as paragraphs below it. ]
295
296=head2 New Platforms
297
298XXX List any platforms that this version of perl compiles on, that previous
299versions did not. These will either be enabled by new files in the F<hints/>
300directories, or new subdirectories and F<README> files at the top level of the
301source tree.
302
303=over 4
304
305=item XXX-some-platform
306
307XXX
308
309=back
310
311=head2 Discontinued Platforms
312
313XXX List any platforms that this version of perl no longer compiles on.
314
315=over 4
316
317=item XXX-some-platform
318
319XXX
320
321=back
322
323=head2 Platform-Specific Notes
324
325XXX List any changes for specific platforms. This could include configuration
326and compilation changes or changes in portability/compatibility. However,
327changes within modules for platforms should generally be listed in the
328L</Modules and Pragmata> section.
329
330=over 4
331
332=item XXX-some-platform
333
334XXX
335
336=back
337
338=head1 Internal Changes
339
340XXX Changes which affect the interface available to C<XS> code go here. Other
341significant internal changes for future core maintainers should be noted as
342well.
343
344[ List each change as an =item entry ]
345
346=over 4
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349
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350XXX
351
352=back
353
354=head1 Selected Bug Fixes
355
356XXX Important bug fixes in the core language are summarized here. Bug fixes in
357files in F<ext/> and F<lib/> are best summarized in L</Modules and Pragmata>.
358
359[ List each fix as an =item entry ]
360
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363=item *
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365Fixed a duplicate symbol failure with C<-flto -mieee-fp> builds.
366F<pp.c> defined C<_LIB_VERSION> which C<-lieee> already defines. [perl
367#131786]
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370
371The tokenizer no longer consumes the exponent part of a floating
7b0b49a7 372point number if it's incomplete. [perl #131725]
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375
376On non-threaded builds, for C<m/$null/> where C<$null> is an empty
377string is no longer treated as if the C</o> flag was present when the
378previous matching match operator included the C</o> flag. The
379rewriting used to implement this behavior could confuse the
380interpreter. This matches the behaviour of threaded builds. [perl
381#124368]
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384
385=head1 Known Problems
386
387XXX Descriptions of platform agnostic bugs we know we can't fix go here. Any
388tests that had to be C<TODO>ed for the release would be noted here. Unfixed
389platform specific bugs also go here.
390
391[ List each fix as an =item entry ]
392
393=over 4
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395=item *
396
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cf663f87 401=head1 Errata From Previous Releases
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cf663f87 403=over 4
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cf663f87 405=item *
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407XXX Add anything here that we forgot to add, or were mistaken about, in
408the perldelta of a previous release.
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411
412=head1 Obituary
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414XXX If any significant core contributor has died, we've added a short obituary
415here.
416
417=head1 Acknowledgements
8abafd33 418
cf663f87 419XXX Generate this with:
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cf663f87 421 perl Porting/acknowledgements.pl v5.25.5..HEAD
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423=head1 Reporting Bugs
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425If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the perl bug database
426at L<https://rt.perl.org/> . There may also be information at
427L<http://www.perl.org/> , the Perl Home Page.
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429If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the L<perlbug> program
430included with your release. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but
431sufficient test case. Your bug report, along with the output of C<perl -V>,
b5cbfe35 432will be sent off to perlbug@perl.org to be analysed by the Perl porting team.
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434If the bug you are reporting has security implications which make it
435inappropriate to send to a publicly archived mailing list, then see
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436L<perlsec/SECURITY VULNERABILITY CONTACT INFORMATION>
437for details of how to report the issue.
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439=head1 Give Thanks
440
441If you wish to thank the Perl 5 Porters for the work we had done in Perl 5,
442you can do so by running the C<perlthanks> program:
443
444 perlthanks
445
446This will send an email to the Perl 5 Porters list with your show of thanks.
447
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448=head1 SEE ALSO
449
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450The F<Changes> file for an explanation of how to view exhaustive details on
451what changed.
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453The F<INSTALL> file for how to build Perl.
454
455The F<README> file for general stuff.
456
457The F<Artistic> and F<Copying> files for copyright information.
458
459=cut