NAME

perl5275delta - what is new for perl v5.27.5

DESCRIPTION

This document describes differences between the 5.27.4 release and the 5.27.5 release.

If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.27.3, first read perl5274delta, which describes differences between 5.27.3 and 5.27.4.

Performance Enhancements

Modules and Pragmata

Updated Modules and Pragmata

Platform Support

Platform-Specific Notes

CentOS

Compilation on CentOS 5 is now fixed.

Selected Bug Fixes

Acknowledgements

Perl 5.27.5 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.27.4 and contains approximately 29,000 lines of changes across 430 files from 20 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 17,000 lines of changes to 340 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.27.5:

Aaron Crane, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Dmitry Ulanov, Dominic Hargreaves, Father Chrysostomos, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, John P. Linderman, John SJ Anderson, Lukas Mai, Nicolas R., Sawyer X, Smylers, Steve Hay, Tom Hukins, Tony Cook, Yves Orton, Zefram.

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.

Reporting Bugs

If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the perl bug database at https://rt.perl.org/ . There may also be information at http://www.perl.org/ , the Perl Home Page.

If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the perlbug program included with your release. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but sufficient test case. Your bug report, along with the output of perl -V, will be sent off to perlbug@perl.org to be analysed by the Perl porting team.

If the bug you are reporting has security implications which make it inappropriate to send to a publicly archived mailing list, then see "SECURITY VULNERABILITY CONTACT INFORMATION" in perlsec for details of how to report the issue.

Give Thanks

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 perlthanks program:

    perlthanks

This will send an email to the Perl 5 Porters list with your show of thanks.

SEE ALSO

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.