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perldelta: entry for qr/\87/ bug fix
authorKarl Williamson <public@khwilliamson.com>
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 17:41:49 +0000 (11:41 -0600)
committerKarl Williamson <public@khwilliamson.com>
Sun, 17 Jun 2012 17:42:27 +0000 (11:42 -0600)
pod/perldelta.pod

index ebee21a..57dadbc 100644 (file)
@@ -665,6 +665,13 @@ instance is supposed to be meaningful if a character appears more than
 once in C<I<SEARCHLIST>>.  Under some circumstances, the final instance
 was overriding all earlier ones.  [perl #113584]
 
+=item *
+
+Regular expressions like C<qr/\87/> previously silently inserted a NUL
+character, thus matching as if it had been written C<qr/\00087/>.  Now it
+matchs as if it had been written as C<qr/87/>, with a message that the
+sequence C<"\8"> is unrecognized.
+
 =back
 
 =head1 Known Problems