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perldelta: davem's significant stuff since 5.23.5
authorDavid Mitchell <davem@iabyn.com>
Tue, 8 Dec 2015 16:19:54 +0000 (16:19 +0000)
committerDavid Mitchell <davem@iabyn.com>
Tue, 8 Dec 2015 16:19:54 +0000 (16:19 +0000)
pod/perldelta.pod

index 696c9f7..994b5b8 100644 (file)
@@ -372,7 +372,11 @@ files in F<ext/> and F<lib/> are best summarized in L</Modules and Pragmata>.
 
 =item *
 
 
 =item *
 
-XXX
+C</...\G/> no longer crashes on utf8 strings. When C<\G> is a fixed number
+of characters from the start of the regex, perl needs to count back that
+many characters from the current C<pos()> position and start matching from
+there. However, it was counting back bytes rather than characters, which
+could lead to panics on utf8 strings.
 
 =back
 
 
 =back