perldelta - what is new for perl v5.35.3
This document describes differences between the 5.35.2 release and the 5.35.3 release.
If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.35.1, first read perl5352delta, which describes differences between 5.35.1 and 5.35.2.
With this release, the experimental
switch feature, present in every feature bundle since they were introduced in v5.10, has been removed from the v5.36 bundle. If you want to live dangerously and use it, you'll have to enable it explicitly.
All warnings are enabled automatically within the scope of a
use v5.35 (or higher) declaration.
Archive::Tar has been upgraded from version 2.38 to 2.40.
diagnostics has been upgraded from version 1.37 to 1.38.
Encode has been upgraded from version 3.10 to 3.12.
feature has been upgraded from version 1.66 to 1.67.
Added a simple API to check which features or feature bundles are enabled. (github #18968)
Module::CoreList has been upgraded from version 5.20210723 to 5.20210820.
Opcode has been upgraded from version 1.52 to 1.53.
Pod::Html has been upgraded from version 1.31 to 1.32.
POSIX has been upgraded from version 1.98 to 1.99.
sort has been upgraded from version 2.04 to 2.05.
sort pragma is now a no-op, and its use is discouraged.
sort::current now issues a deprecation warning and always returns stable.
Storable has been upgraded from version 3.23 to 3.24.
Text::Tabs has been upgraded from version 2021.0717 to 2021.0804.
Text::Wrap has been upgraded from version 2021.0717 to 2021.0804.
threads::shared has been upgraded from version 1.62 to 1.63.
Time::HiRes has been upgraded from version 1.9768 to 1.9769.
Makefile.PL now correct handles configuration set in perl hints. (github #18953)
Unicode::Normalize has been upgraded from version 1.28 to 1.30.
warnings has been upgraded from version 1.52 to 1.53.
XS::APItest has been upgraded from version 1.17 to 1.18.
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We have attempted to update the documentation to reflect the changes listed in this document. If you find any we have missed, open an issue at https://github.com/Perl/perl5/issues.
Additionally, the following selected changes have been made:
now notes that an invocant only needs to be an object or class name for method calls, not for subroutine references.
:win32 IO pseudolayer is removed (this happened in 5.35.2).
The makedepend step is now run in parallel by using make
This reduces the time for
time sh ./makedepend MAKE=make cflags
from 5 seconds to 2 seconds with MAKEFLAGS=-j8
Configure now tests whether
#include <xlocale.h> is required to use the POSIX 1003 thread-safe locale functions or some related extensions. This prevents problems where a non-public xlocale.h is removed in a library update, or xlocale.h isn't intended for public use. (github #18936)
Macros have been added to perl.h to facilitate version comparisons:
Inline functions have been added to embed.h to determine the position of the least significant 1 bit in a word:
Use of the
mktables debugging facility would cause perl to croak since v5.31.10; this problem has now been fixed.
makedepend logic is now compatible with BSD make (fixes GH #19046).
perl5300delta mistakenly identified a CVE whose correct identification is CVE-2015-1592.
Perl 5.35.3 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.35.2 and contains approximately 16,000 lines of changes across 220 files from 25 authors.
Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 9,200 lines of changes to 140 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.35.3:
Aristotle Pagaltzis, Asher Mancinelli, Ben Cornett, Biswapriyo Nath, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Dan Book, Dan Jacobson, David Golden, David Mitchell, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Max Maischein, Neil Bowers, Nicholas Clark, Petar-Kaleychev, Ricardo Signes, Richard Leach, Slaven Rezic, TAKAI Kousuke, Thibault Duponchelle, Tony Cook.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.
Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for helping Perl to flourish.
For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
If you believe you have an unreported bug, please open an issue at https://github.com/Perl/perl5/issues. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but sufficient test case.
If the bug you are reporting has security implications which make it inappropriate to send to a public issue tracker, then see "SECURITY VULNERABILITY CONTACT INFORMATION" in perlsec for details of how to report the issue.
If you wish to thank the Perl 5 Porters for the work we had done in Perl 5, you can do so by running the
This will send an email to the Perl 5 Porters list with your show of thanks.
The Changes file for an explanation of how to view exhaustive details on what changed.
The INSTALL file for how to build Perl.
The README file for general stuff.
The Artistic and Copying files for copyright information.