Gedcom.pm history Release 1.00 - Initial release - 8th March 1999 Release 1.01 - 27th April 1999 - Add some documentation. - Add Individual.pm and Family.pm. - Remove get_records() - use get_children() instead. - Change get_children() and children() to return a list, rather than a reference to one. - Add resolve_xref() and resolve(). - Change the profile of collect_xrefs(), resolve_xrefs() and validate(). - Add get_individual(). - Remove redundant Gedcom::Item::renumber(). - Rename child() to child_value() and children() to child_values(). - Improve testsuite. - Make Date::Manip.pm optional. Release 1.02 - 5th May 1999 - Add RIN numbers to royal.ged. - Move test.pl to t/basic.t. - Make basic.t "use Test". - Add many tests to basic.t. - Add pre-parsed grammar files. - Add grammar target to Makefile.PL. - Add functions to Family.pm and change Individual.pm to use them. - Improve error messages reading top level children. - Change the profile of renumber(). - Internally, remove leading and trailing @ in xrefs. - Change order of renumber() to match documentation. - Get renumber() to call collect_xrefs(). - Add resolve_xref() to Gedcom.pm. - Add next_xref() to Gedcom.pm. - Add unresolve_xrefs() to compliment resolve_xrefs(). Release 1.03 - 13th May 1999 - Add Grammar::child() and Grammar::structure(). - Make valid_children more efficient and include min and max information. - Add validate_syntax() to Gedcom::Record.pm. - Rename Record::validate() to Record::validate_semantics(). - Add min(), max() and children() to Gedcom::Grammar.pm. - Add GEDC and SUBM to royal.ged to accomodate validate_syntax(). - Fix bug which prevented writing of @s around xref values. Release 1.04 - 29th May 1999 - Improve default sort subroutine. - Include mailing list information. - Add lines2perl. - Improve Makefile.PL environment tests. - Work around IO::Handle::input_line_number bug. Release 1.05 - 20th July 1999 - Add LifeLines.pm. - Add Event.pm. - Add functions to: Gedcom.pm: soundex() Item.pm: level() xref() tag() value() min() max() gedcom() file() line() Individual.pm: name() cased_name() surname() given_names() soundex() sex() older_siblings() younger_siblings() Family.pm: parents() number_of_children() - Change most functions in Individual and Family to check wantarray. - Have get_individual check xrefs and soundex. - Fix renumber error - xrefs are now calculated and then changed. - Change basic.t to reflect renumber fix. - Move normalise_dates from Item.pm to Record.pm. - Add AUTOLOAD function to Record.pm to provide access based on tag name or description. - Change lines2perl to use references to arrays and hashes. - Other major changes to lines2perl to increase functionality. - Change require 5.004 to require 5.005. - Add check for Text/Soundex.pm to Makefile.PL. Release 1.06 - 13th February 2000 - Add functions to: Item.pm: get_item() Record.pm: record() get_record() get_value() tag_record() tag_value() delete_record() - Deprecate use of Item::get_child() - use Item::get_item() instead. - Deprecate use of Item::get_children() - use Item::get_item() instead. - Deprecate use of Record::child_value() - use Record::tag_value() instead. - Deprecate use of Record::child_values() - use Record::tag_value() instead. - Complete Lifelines::roman() using Roman.pm. - Add check for Roman.pm to Makefile.PL. - Add read_only option for lazy parsing. - Rename ged.vim to gedcom.vim and package it up for inclusion with Vim. - Restructure and abstract away some of the basic tests. - Add tests: t/Engine.pm t/Basic.pm t/read_only.t t/resolve.t t/resolve_read_only.t t/birthdates.t t/Lines.pm t/lines.t t/lines/lines.ll t/bias.t t/lines/bias.ll - Use "item" instaed of "child" to represent Gedcom hierarchies. - Raname Gedcom::Item::add_children() to Gedcom::Item::add_items() Gedcom::Item::skip_children() Gedcom::Item::skip_items() Gedcom::Item::delete_child() Gedcom::Item::delete_item() Gedcom::Item::delete_children() Gedcom::Item::delete_items() Gedcom::Item::next_record() Gedcom::Item::next_item() Gedcom::Grammar::child() Gedcom::Grammar::item() Gedcom::Grammar::children() Gedcom::Grammar::items() Gedcom::Grammar::valid_children() Gedcom::Grammar::valid_items() - Allow accessor functions in Gedcom::Item to set data too. - Bless appropriate objects into Gedcom::Event. - Add an experimental write_xml(). - Add tutorial section to documentation. Release 1.07 - 14th March 2000 - Add functions to: Item.pm: item() full_value() - Get parse_grammar working again. - Add a test for parse_grammar. Release 1.08 - 8th May 2000 - Allow xrefs to match .+ instead of \w+\d+ - Make XML output valid. - Allow extra sub-items of a grammar structure. Release 1.09 - 12th February 2001 - Improve XML output especially with respect to notes. - Quieten some spurious warnings. - Fix some bugs reported by users that I don't recall at the moment. - Add index file to speed up read_only option. - Read files with binmode - keeps Windows happy. - Correct line numbers of errors. - Use File::Spec so tests pass under Windows. - Allow for creation of ppms. - Added Gedcom::CGI and cgi-bin/gedcom.cgi. Release 1.10 - 5th March 2002 - Correct write_xml() documentation. - Make Gedcom::Grammar::item() return a list of valid items, not just one. - Pick the correct item from the list returned by Gedcom::Grammar::item(). - Make Gedcom::Individual::given_names() strip and normalise whitespace. - Don't assume another file won't be read while we are reading files by providing an argument to tell(). - Fix Gedcom::Lifelines::parents(). - Tidy Gedcom::get_individual() and return all matches from all categories in list context. - Let Gedcom::Item::write() output 0 values correctly. - Let various functions in Gedcom::Record deal with 0 values correctly. - Add a pointer flag to Gedcom::Item along with the corresponding function. - Gedcom::new without a gedcom_file argument will create an empty Gedcom object with mandatory fields filled in. - Add methods to add, delete and change records. - Add functions to: Gedcom.pm: add_record() add_header() add_submitter() add_individual() add_family() add_note() add_repository() add_source() add_trailer() Item.pm: parent() delete() pointer() Record.pm: add_record() add() set() get_and_create() Family.pm: add_husband() add_wife() add_child() - Add t/ged_create.t - Change Gedcom::Record::resolve so that unresolved xrefs do not return undef in list context. - Establish the convention that SUBM xrefs start with SUBM to avoid clashes with SOUR. - Some reeorganisation of the AUTOLOAD functions. - Add baptism and endowment information as default to Gedcom::CGI::indi(). - Ensure a grammar knows its version number. - Always add headers and trailers to a Gedcom file if necessary. - Change get_individual to return all matching individuals rather than just those which match in the same category. - A number of fixes to Gedcom::Lifelines.pm, some of which are based on work by Tim Lanfear. - Update copyright. - A little work on the documentation. - Some general tidying up. - A couple of workarounds for bleadperl bugs that are fixed now. Release 1.11 - 7th April 2002 - Improvements to the algorithm in Gedcom::Grammar::item().