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3=head1 NAME
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e9912eaa 5perldelta - what is new for perl v5.19.0
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4eabcf70 7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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e9912eaa 9This document describes differences between the 5.18.0 release and the 5.19.0
e08634c5 10release.
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12If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.17.0, first read
13L<perl5180delta>, which describes differences between 5.17.0 and 5.18.0.
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e9912eaa 15=head1 Notice
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17In v5.18.0, quite a few modules were marked for removal. They have now been
18removed. See L<Removed Modules and Pragmata>, below.
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e9912eaa 20=head1 Modules and Pragmata
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e9912eaa 22=head2 Updated Modules and Pragmata
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e9912eaa 24=over 4
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e9912eaa 26=item *
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e285f503 28L<Getopt::Std> has been upgraded from version 1.07 to 1.08.
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e9912eaa 30=item *
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e285f503 32L<Module::CoreList> has been upgraded from version 2.90 to 2.91.
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e9912eaa 34=item *
ec985017 35
e285f503 36L<Storable> has been upgraded from version 2.41 to 2.42.
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38=item *
39
e285f503 40L<feature> has been upgraded from version 1.32 to 1.33.
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e285f503 44L<utf8> has been upgraded from version 1.10 to 1.11.
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e285f503 48=head2 Removed Modules and Pragmata
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50The distributions below have been removed from the core, but are still
51available on the CPAN. In many cases, the named distribution includes
52multiple modules, which are not listed individually. For a
53comprehensive list of removals, consult:
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e285f503 55 $ corelist --dif 5.18.0 5.19.0 | grep absent
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e285f503 57=over
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e285f503 59=item Archive-Extract
357b01df 60
e285f503 61=item B-Lint
357b01df 62
e285f503 63=item CPANPLUS
357b01df 64
e285f503 65=item File-CheckTree
357b01df 66
e285f503 67=item Log-Message
357b01df 68
e285f503 69=item Module-Pluggable
357b01df 70
e285f503 71=item Object-Accessor
357b01df 72
e285f503 73=item Pod-LaTeX
357b01df 74
e285f503 75=item Term-UI
357b01df 76
e285f503 77=item Text-Soundex
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e9912eaa 79=back
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e285f503 81=head1 Acknowledgements
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83Perl 5.19.0 represents approximately 0.2857142857 weeks of development
84since Perl 5.18.0 and contains approximately 52,000 lines of changes
85across 310 files from 6 authors.
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87Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
88community of users and developers. The following people are known to
89have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.19.0:
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91Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark,
92Reuben Thomas, Ricardo Signes.
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94The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
95generated from version control history. In particular, it does not
96include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who
97reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.
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99Many of the changes included in this version are the removal of modules
100no longer shipped with Perl's core. We thank those modules for their
101service and wish them luck in their future endeavors.
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103For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors,
104please see the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.
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106=head1 Reporting Bugs
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108If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the articles recently
109posted to the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup and the perl bug database at
110http://rt.perl.org/perlbug/ . There may also be information at
111http://www.perl.org/ , the Perl Home Page.
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113If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the L<perlbug> program
114included with your release. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but
115sufficient test case. Your bug report, along with the output of C<perl -V>,
116will be sent off to perlbug@perl.org to be analysed by the Perl porting team.
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118If the bug you are reporting has security implications, which make it
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119inappropriate to send to a publicly archived mailing list, then please send it
120to perl5-security-report@perl.org. This points to a closed subscription
121unarchived mailing list, which includes all the core committers, who will be
122able to help assess the impact of issues, figure out a resolution, and help
f9001595 123co-ordinate the release of patches to mitigate or fix the problem across all
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124platforms on which Perl is supported. Please only use this address for
125security issues in the Perl core, not for modules independently distributed on
126CPAN.
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128=head1 SEE ALSO
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130The F<Changes> file for an explanation of how to view exhaustive details on
131what changed.
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133The F<INSTALL> file for how to build Perl.
134
135The F<README> file for general stuff.
136
137The F<Artistic> and F<Copying> files for copyright information.
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