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3=head1 NAME
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7a54f67e 5perldelta - what is new for perl v5.29.3
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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7a54f67e 9This document describes differences between the 5.29.2 release and the 5.29.3
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10release.
11
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12If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.29.1, first read
13L<perl5292delta>, which describes differences between 5.29.1 and 5.29.2.
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7f670f07 15=head1 Modules and Pragmata
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7f670f07 17=head2 Updated Modules and Pragmata
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19=over 4
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7f670f07 23L<Archive::Tar> has been upgraded from version 2.30 to 2.32
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7f670f07 27L<Carp> has been upgraded from version 1.38 to 1.50
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7f670f07 29=item *
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7f670f07 31L<Data::Dumper> has been upgraded from version 2.171 to 2.172
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33=item *
34
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35L<Devel::PPPort> has been upgraded from version 3.42 to 3.43.
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37=item *
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39L<File::Path> has been upgraded from version 2.15 to 2.16.
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41=item *
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7f670f07 43PathTools has been upgraded from version 3.74 to 3.75
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45=item *
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7f670f07 47L<perlfaq> has been upgraded from version 5.20180605 to 5.0180915.
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49=back
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51=head2 Removed Modules and Pragmata
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53=over 4
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57C<Locale::Codes> has been removed at the request of its author. It
58continues to be available on CPAN C<L<Locale::Codes>>. [perl #133458].
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60=back
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62=head1 Documentation
63
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64=head2 Changes to Existing Documentation
65
66We have attempted to update the documentation to reflect the changes
67listed in this document. If you find any we have missed, send email
68to L<perlbug@perl.org|mailto:perlbug@perl.org>.
69
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70Additionally, the following selected changes have been made:
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7f670f07 72=head3 L<perlreapi>, L<perlvar>
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74=over 4
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76=item *
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7f670f07 78Improve docs for lastparen, lastcloseparen
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80=back
81
82=head1 Testing
83
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84Tests were added and changed to reflect the other additions and changes
85in this release.
86
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87=head1 Platform Support
88
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91=over 4
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4b0bd159 93=item Windows
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95The Windows Server 2003 SP1 Platform SDK build, with its early x64 compiler and
96tools, was accidentally broken in Perl 5.27.9. This has now been fixed.
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100=head1 Selected Bug Fixes
101
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104=item *
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bc92cf5c 106Warnings produced from constant folding operations on overloaded
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107values no longer produce spurious "Use of uninitialized value"
108warnings. [perl #132683]
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7f670f07 112Fix for "mutator not seen in (lex = ...) .= ..." [perl #133441]
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114=back
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7f670f07 116=head1 Acknowledgements
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118Perl 5.29.3 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
1195.29.2 and contains approximately 150,000 lines of changes across 190 files
120from 15 authors.
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122Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
123approximately 140,000 lines of changes to 92 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
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125Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant
126community of users and developers. The following people are known to have
127contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.29.3:
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129Andy Dougherty, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David
130Mitchell, Eugen Konkov, Graham Knop, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, John SJ
131Anderson, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Sawyer X, Slaven Rezic, Steve
132Hay, Sullivan Beck, Tony Cook.
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134The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
135generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include
136the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to
137the Perl bug tracker.
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139Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules
140included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for
141helping Perl to flourish.
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143For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please
144see the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.
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146=head1 Reporting Bugs
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148If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the perl bug database
149at L<https://rt.perl.org/> . There may also be information at
b5cbfe35 150L<http://www.perl.org/> , the Perl Home Page.
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152If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the L<perlbug> program
153included with your release. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but
154sufficient test case. Your bug report, along with the output of C<perl -V>,
b5cbfe35 155will be sent off to perlbug@perl.org to be analysed by the Perl porting team.
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157If the bug you are reporting has security implications which make it
158inappropriate to send to a publicly archived mailing list, then see
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159L<perlsec/SECURITY VULNERABILITY CONTACT INFORMATION>
160for details of how to report the issue.
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162=head1 Give Thanks
163
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164If you wish to thank the Perl 5 Porters for the work we had done in Perl 5,
165you can do so by running the C<perlthanks> program:
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167 perlthanks
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169This will send an email to the Perl 5 Porters list with your show of thanks.
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171=head1 SEE ALSO
172
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173The F<Changes> file for an explanation of how to view exhaustive details on
174what changed.
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176The F<INSTALL> file for how to build Perl.
177
178The F<README> file for general stuff.
179
180The F<Artistic> and F<Copying> files for copyright information.
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