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perldelta - what is new for perl v5.8.2


This document describes differences between the 5.8.1 release and the 5.8.2 release.

Incompatible Changes

Core Enhancements

Modules and Pragmata

Utility Changes

New Documentation

Performance Enhancements

Installation and Configuration Improvements

Selected Bug Fixes

New or Changed Diagnostics

Changed Internals

New Tests

Known Problems

Platform Specific Problems

Reporting Bugs

If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the articles recently posted to the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup and the perl bug database at http://bugs.perl.org/. There may also be information at http://www.perl.com/, 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. You can browse and search the Perl 5 bugs at http://bugs.perl.org/


The Changes file for 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.