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1=head1 NAME
2
3HISTORY - public release history for Data::Dumper
4
5=head1 DESCRIPTION
6
7=over 8
8
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9=item 2.129 (date here)
10
11C<Dumpxs> no longer crashes with globs returned by C<*$io_ref>
12[perl #72332].
13
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14=item 2.128 (Sep 10 2010)
15
16Promote previous release to stable version with the correct version.
17
18=item 2.127 (Sep 10 2010)
19
20Promote previous release to stable version.
21
22=item 2.126_01 (Sep 6 2010)
23
24Port core perl changes e3ec2293dc, fe642606b19.
25Fixes core perl RT #74170 (handle the stack changing in the
26custom sort functions) and adds a test.
27
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28=item 2.126 (Apr 15 2010)
29
30Fix Data::Dumper's Fix Terse(1) + Indent(2):
31perl-RT #73604: When $Data::Dumper::Terse is true, the indentation is thrown
32off. It appears to be acting as if the $VAR1 = is still there.
33
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34=item 2.125 (Aug 8 2009)
35
36CPAN distribution fixes (meta information for META.yml).
37
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38=item 2.124 (Jun 13 2009)
39
40Add three missing test files.
41
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42=item 2.123 (Jun 11 2009)
43
44Re-add the INSTALLDIRS => 'perl' directive to Makefile.PL
45of the CPAN release.
46
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47=item 2.122 (Jun 9 2009)
48
49Promote previous developer release to stable release.
50
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51=item 2.121_20 (Jun 6 2009)
52
cc650b8b 53A host of bug fixes and improvements that have
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54accumulated in the perl core
55
cc650b8b 56Updated backport to 5.6.1 by Steffen Mueller <smueller@cpan.org>.
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58=item 2.121 (Aug 24 2003)
59
60Backport to 5.6.1 by Ilya Martynov <ilya@martynov.org>.
61
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62=item 2.11 (unreleased)
63
64C<0> is now dumped as such, not as C<'0'>.
65
66qr// objects are now dumped correctly (provided a post-5.005_58)
67overload.pm exists).
68
69Implemented $Data::Dumper::Maxdepth, which was on the Todo list.
70Thanks to John Nolan <jpnolan@Op.Net>.
71
72=item 2.101 (30 Apr 1999)
73
74Minor release to sync with version in 5.005_03. Fixes dump of
75dummy coderefs.
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77=item 2.10 (31 Oct 1998)
78
79Bugfixes for dumping related undef values, globs, and better double
80quoting: three patches suggested by Gisle Aas <gisle@aas.no>.
81
82Escaping of single quotes in the XS version could get tripped up
83by the presence of nulls in the string. Fix suggested by
84Slaven Rezic <eserte@cs.tu-berlin.de>.
85
86Rather large scale reworking of the logic in how seen values
87are stashed. Anonymous scalars that may be encountered while
88traversing the structure are properly tracked, in case they become
89used in data dumped in a later pass. There used to be a problem
90with the previous logic that prevented such structures from being
91dumped correctly.
92
93Various additions to the testsuite.
94
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95=item 2.09 (9 July 1998)
96
97Implement $Data::Dumper::Bless, suggested by Mark Daku <daku@nortel.ca>.
98
99=item 2.081 (15 January 1998)
100
101Minor release to fix Makefile.PL not accepting MakeMaker args.
102
103=item 2.08 (7 December 1997)
104
105Glob dumps don't output superflous 'undef' anymore.
106
107Fixes from Gisle Aas <gisle@aas.no> to make Dumper() work with
108overloaded strings in recent perls, and his new testsuite.
109
110require 5.004.
111
112A separate flag to always quote hash keys (on by default).
113
114Recreating known CODE refs is now better supported.
115
116Changed flawed constant SCALAR bless workaround.
117
118=item 2.07 (7 December 1996)
119
120Dumpxs output is now exactly the same as Dump. It still doesn't
121honor C<Useqq> though.
122
123Regression tests test for identical output and C<eval>-ability.
124
125Bug in *GLOB{THING} output fixed.
126
127Other small enhancements.
128
129=item 2.06 (2 December 1996)
130
131Bugfix that was serious enough for new release--the bug cripples
132MLDBM. Problem was "Attempt to modify readonly value..." failures
133that stemmed for a misguided SvPV_force() instead of a SvPV().)
134
135=item 2.05 (2 December 1996)
136
137Fixed the type mismatch that was causing Dumpxs test to fail
138on 64-bit platforms.
139
140GLOB elements are dumped now when C<Purity> is set (using the
141*GLOB{THING} syntax).
142
143The C<Freezer> option can be set to a method name to call
144before probing objects for dumping. Some applications: objects with
145external data, can re-bless themselves into a transitional package;
146Objects the maintain ephemeral state (like open files) can put
147additional information in the object to facilitate persistence.
148
149The corresponding C<Toaster> option, if set, specifies
150the method call that will revive the frozen object.
151
152The C<Deepcopy> flag has been added to do just that.
153
154Dumper does more aggressive cataloging of SCALARs encountered
155within ARRAY/HASH structures. Thanks to Norman Gaywood
156<norm@godel.une.edu.au> for reporting the problem.
157
158Objects that C<overload> the '""' operator are now handled
159properly by the C<Dump> method.
160
161Significant additions to the testsuite.
162
163More documentation.
164
165=item 2.04beta (28 August 1996)
166
167Made dump of glob names respect C<Useqq> setting.
168
169[@$%] are now escaped now when in double quotes.
170
171=item 2.03beta (26 August 1996)
172
173Fixed Dumpxs. It was appending trailing nulls to globnames.
174(reported by Randal Schwartz <merlyn@teleport.com>).
175
176Calling the C<Indent()> method on a dumper object now correctly
177resets the internal separator (reported by Curt Tilmes
178<curt@ltpmail.gsfc.nasa.gov>).
179
180New C<Terse> option to suppress the 'C<VARI<n> = >' prefix
181introduced. If the option is set, they are output only when
182absolutely essential.
183
184The C<Useqq> flag is supported (but not by the XSUB version
185yet).
186
187Embedded nulls in keys are now handled properly by Dumpxs.
188
189Dumper.xs now use various integer types in perl.h (should
190make it compile without noises on 64 bit platforms, although
191I haven't been able to test this).
192
193All the dump methods now return a list of strings in a list
194context.
195
196
197=item 2.02beta (13 April 1996)
198
199Non portable sprintf usage in XS code fixed (thanks to
200Ulrich Pfeifer <pfeifer@charly.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>).
201
202
203=item 2.01beta (10 April 1996)
204
205Minor bugfix (single digit numbers were always getting quoted).
206
207
208=item 2.00beta (9 April 1996)
209
210C<Dumpxs> is now the exact XSUB equivalent of C<Dump>. The XS version
211is 4-5 times faster.
212
213C<require 5.002>.
214
215MLDBM example removed (as its own module, it has a separate CPAN
216reality now).
217
218Fixed bugs in handling keys with wierd characters. Perl can be
219tripped up in its implicit quoting of the word before '=>'. The
220fix: C<Data::Dumper::Purity>, when set, always triggers quotes
221around hash keys.
222
223Andreas Koenig <k@anna.in-berlin.de> pointed out that handling octals
224is busted. His patch added.
225
226Dead code removed, other minor documentation fixes.
227
228
229=item 1.23 (3 Dec 1995)
230
231MLDBM example added.
232
233Several folks pointed out that quoting of ticks and backslashes
234in strings is missing. Added.
235
7e6e257f 236Ian Phillipps <ian@pipex.net> pointed out that numerics may lose
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237precision without quotes. Fixed.
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239
240=item 1.21 (20 Nov 1995)
241
242Last stable version I can remember.
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244=back
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