Revision history for Perl CPAN module Lingua::En::NameParse

1.38 Oct 2018
    Allowed for names of type Jo A. Lin, thanks to Mike Edwards via Github
        Note that an ambiguity now arises for names such as Mr ME Adam Symonds
        the parser will assume a first name of ME, when it is actually the initials.
        The surname should be Adam-Symonds to parse correctly
    Fixed typo in %component_order in
    Updated report method to not issue warning on empty results from case_all_reversed method
1.37 18 Aug 2018
    Allow case_all_reverse to work with name type of 'John' (thanks to Hugh S. Myers for reporting this)
    Fixed github issue for EdwardsMike, 2 letter surname not correctly parsed
    Renamed github repo to HumanNameParser

1.36 15  Jul 2016
    Added religious title Rev (for Reverand  RT bug #116080
    Added more military titles
    Improved documentation

1.35 5 Jul 2016
    Used github as repository
    Improved documentation

1.34 1 Jun 2016
    Added military title Pvt (for Private in the USA) RT bug #113972

1.33 22 Apr 2015
    Removed 'Mr_J_Adam_Smith' name type.  Names that were most likely double surnames were being incorrectly parsed
        For example 'Mr A Smythe Taylor' was getting middle name of 'Smythe'. Should be picked up as error.
        Surname should be 'Smythe-Taylor'
    Fold all text to upper case prior to parsing, regexp matching is faster if case insensitive
        Note that this means all components are now NameCased by default.
        The case_components method has been removed as the 'components' method achieves the same outcome
        The force_case option has been removed
    non_matching text moved from properties to components
    Use extended regexp (/x) in grammar for better readability
    Simplified grammar and removed duplicate definitions
    Removed all full stops before parsing as this simplifies grammar, so: Mr. A.B. Smith => Mr AB Smith
    Added more valid prefixes
    'report' method now tests all functions
    removed indirect object notation for 'new' method
    added error and warning description attributes to name object

1.32 11 Nov 2013
    Removed &s from start of subroutine calls (obsolete syntax)
    Fixed typo RT bug 88573
    case_surname does not process undefined or blank input, stops warning message occuring

1.31 24 Jun 2013
    Wherever program returned 'undef' changed to just a return statement, fix for RT bug 85491
    Added error handling to synopsis examples

1.30 31 Mar 2011
    Added component ordering for Mr_J_Adam_Smith name type, thanks to John Hansen
    Corrected some of the documentation
    Added more military titles

1.29 23 Jan 2011
   Corrected documentation of case_components module, thanks to John Hansen
   Removed invalid space after /Pilot Officer/ in extended titles grammar, thanks to John Hansen
   Added the 'Mr_J_Adam_Smith' name type, thanks to John Hansen
   Added the 'John' name type, thanks to Graham Seamen
   Moved to Lingua::EN::NameParse::Grammar name space

1.28 3 Jan 2011
   Added more extended titles including Pilot Officer, Count, Duke, Dutchess, Marquess (thanks to Hugh Myers)
   Allowed T-Bone as a given name (thanks to Hugh Myers)
   Added name type Mr_John_Adam_Smith (thanks to Chris Brown)
   Allowed joint names to be reverse cased
   Fixed bug when printing report on name of unknown type
   Moved saluation paramters from 'new' to 'salutation' method
   Allowed for two types of salutation, given_name and title_plus_surname

1.27 4 Jul 2010
   Changed my cygwin fstab file to use noacl option for default mount points.
   Before this, the tar tool was creating directories with no read permision.

1.26 3 Jul 2010
   Made line endings consistent in all files, with Unix style EOL markers

1.25 2 Jul 2010
   Changed the parse method to match the documentation. It was returning a name
   object and an error flag, when only the flag was required. Note that this
   caused no problem if used as documented, the error value was still assigned
   correctly, and the name object assigned to nothing. Thanks to Chris Prather.

   Added 'use warnings' to modules

1.24 6 Jan 2008
    Removed one more use to $_  in case_surname subroutine. Thanks to Ben Martin

1.23 23 Nov 2006
    components method now returns undef if name cannot be parsed. Thanks to Patrick Kane.
    Stopped assigning to $_  in case_surname subroutine. Thanks to Richard Walker
    Created examples folder
    Fixed alignment problem in report method
    Removed optional title from John_Adam_Smith name type

1.22 12 Jul 2005
    Added the Mr_John_Smith_&_Ms_Mary_Jones name type
    Added the John_Smith_&_Mary_Jones name type
    Added the John_&_Mary_Smith name type
    Added the A_Smith_&_B_Jones name type
    Updated distribution to current CPAN requirements

1.21 20 May 2005
    Fixed bug that was creating a name cased surname of O'sullivan, now O'Sullivan
    Added report method to dump all name properties and components
    Added several new suffixes such as PhD

1.20 16 Feb 2004
    Fixed bug that was preventing some extended titles, such as 'Major General'
    from working

1.19 27 Dec 2003
    Fixed bug in rules.t, thanks to Assad Arnaud
    Added more valid surnames in _valid_name, thanks to Peter Schendzielorz

1.18 28 Mar 2002
    Fixed bug in rules.t, thanks to Assad Arnaud
    Added more reserved words
    Added option to use a limited set of common titles (improves speed)

1.17 21 Mar 2002:
    Added option to remove joint names from grammar (100% speed improvement!)
    NOTE that by default, joint names (Mr & Mrs AB Smith) are not recognized

    Applied correct capitalization to single possessive word, such as French's
    Added Dalle, dela and dall' to list of Italian surname prefixes
    Added San to list of Spanish surname prefixes
    Detect reserved words, such as Pty Ltd in pre parse stage

1.16 24 Sep 2001:
    Minor additions to README file

1.15 25 Jul 2001:
    Added more complete list to surname_prefs.txt

    Allowed for a surname prefix of Dell', as in Dell'Arte

    Added case_all_reversed method to return name in the format of
    surname, initials and/or given_names, useful for alphabetical sorting

    Length of given name set to at least 2 characters for name type John_A_Smith
    Names such as "Al B Jones" now parse correctly

    Length of given name set to at least 2 characters for name type John_Adam_Smith
    Names such as "Al Brian Jones" now parse correctly

    Created a new token for middle names, at least 2 characters long and a look
    ahead to exclude prefixes. Names such as "Mary Jo White" and
    "John Van Der Wald" now parse correctly

1.14 19 Jul 2001:
    Moved prefixes and suffixes back into grammar tree to stop invalid combinations
    Removed pre parse stage
    Changed case_surname to correctly capitalize suffixes in roman numeral format
    Removed POD directives from README
    Added J_Adam_Smith name type, thanks to Michael Cesar

1.13 25 Apr 2001:

    Initialised values for all parsed name components to empty string
    Fixed POD errors, thanks to Jason Gallagher

1.12  4 Apr 2001:
    Allowed for titles in John_Adam_Smith name type (they were  being consumed to early as given names).
    Fixed some incorrect title regular expressions
    Added 'dela' to list of surname Italian prefixes

1.11 24 Feb 2001:
    Fixed bug in Makefile.PL, caused by omission of

1.10 22 Feb 2001:
    Allowed for apostrophes in given names, like D'Artagnan
    Fixed bug for suffixes in 'John_Smith' name type
    Added the John_Adam_Smith name type

    Added correct capitalization of possessive proper names such as
    Australia's to case_surname. Thanks to Dennis Ingram.

    Precursors and suffixes now detected in pre-parsing stage
    Removed precursor and suffix tree from grammar
    Removed Senior and Junior as suffixes, as they are valid surnames
    Extended range of suffixes in roman numeral format
    Moved grammar definition to separate module

1.05  7 Jan 2001:
    Updated README file
    Added test of lower casing prefixes to rules.t

1.04 10 Dec 2000:
    Allowed for reversed order names where the surname appears first, followed
    by a comma and the remaining components of  the name, such as title,
    first name, initials etc.

1.03 25 Jul 2000:
    Added suffixes (like Jnr) to most single names
    Replaced '=head3' because they don't work with perldoc
    Removed search of @INC array in BEGIN subroutine
    Thanks to Douglas Wilson for these requests

1.02 19 Apr 2000:
    Removed title J\.? (abbreviation for Judge) as it clashed  with names such
    as J A Smith, J. B. Jones etc. Thanks to  Adam Huffman for spotting this bug

1.01 15 Apr 2000:
    auto_clean option now removes commas from input
    Improved regular expressions in 'clean' sub, thanks to Mark Summerfield

    Catered for initials with both dots and spaces, such as A. B. Smith, requested by Adam Huffman

1.00 27 Dec 1999:
    Added user defined file of surname capitalization over rides
    Allowed for salutations where precursor is not an estate

0.40 14 Sep 1999:
    Added the Mr_John_A_Smith and John_A_Smith name types
    Allowed for hyphenated given names

0.30 21 Aug 1999:
    Allowed for user defined length of initials
    Added the Mr_John_Smith name type
    Added the John_Smith name type
    Surnames with the D' prefix now correctly capitalised

    If a parsed name had no components, the components method returned an odd
    numbered hash and case_components returned 1. Both these methods now return
    undef in this situation

0.10 04 Jul 1999:
    Allowed for lower casing of surname prefixes

0.04 16 May 1999:
    Added test script for rule ordering
    Added more titles, improved documentation

0.03 02 May 1999:
    Altered output of test script to work with Test::Harness
    Modified &clean to remove single leading or trailing space

0.02 01 May 1999:
    Added test script, converted source to Unix format

0.01 25 Apr 1999: First Release