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NAME

perl5333delta - what is new for perl v5.33.3

DESCRIPTION

This document describes differences between the 5.33.2 release and the 5.33.3 release.

If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.33.1, first read perl5332delta, which describes differences between 5.33.1 and 5.33.2.

Modules and Pragmata

Updated Modules and Pragmata

  • bytes has been upgraded from version 1.07 to 1.08.

  • CPAN has been upgraded from version 2.27 to 2.28.

  • Data::Dumper has been upgraded from version 2.175 to 2.176.

  • DB has been upgraded from version 1.58 to 1.59.

  • DB_File has been upgraded from version 1.854 to 1.855.

  • Devel::Peek has been upgraded from version 1.29 to 1.30.

  • Devel::PPPort has been upgraded from version 3.60 to 3.62.

  • Digest has been upgraded from version 1.17_01 to 1.19.

  • Digest::MD5 has been upgraded from version 2.55_01 to 2.58.

  • Encode has been upgraded from version 3.06 to 3.07.

  • Errno has been upgraded from version 1.32 to 1.33.

  • experimental has been upgraded from version 0.020 to 0.022.

  • Exporter has been upgraded from version 5.75 to 5.76.

  • ExtUtils::MakeMaker has been upgraded from version 7.44 to 7.48.

  • ExtUtils::PL2Bat has been upgraded from version 0.002 to 0.003.

  • feature has been upgraded from version 1.60 to 1.61.

  • File::Temp has been upgraded from version 0.2309 to 0.2311.

  • FindBin has been upgraded from version 1.51 to 1.52.

  • Getopt::Long has been upgraded from version 2.51 to 2.52.

  • Getopt::Std has been upgraded from version 1.12 to 1.13.

  • I18N::LangTags has been upgraded from version 0.44 to 0.45.

  • if has been upgraded from version 0.0608 to 0.0609.

  • locale has been upgraded from version 1.09 to 1.10.

  • MIME::Base64 has been upgraded from version 3.15 to 3.16.

  • Module::CoreList has been upgraded from version 5.20200920 to 5.20201020.

  • Module::Load has been upgraded from version 0.34 to 0.36.

  • mro has been upgraded from version 1.24 to 1.25.

  • overload has been upgraded from version 1.32 to 1.33.

  • Pod::Checker has been upgraded from version 1.73 to 1.74.

  • Pod::Simple has been upgraded from version 3.40 to 3.41.

  • Pod::Usage has been upgraded from version 1.70 to 2.01.

  • re has been upgraded from version 0.40 to 0.41.

    (See under "Internal Changes" for more information.)

  • Storable has been upgraded from version 3.22 to 3.23.

  • subs has been upgraded from version 1.03 to 1.04.

  • Symbol has been upgraded from version 1.08 to 1.09.

  • Test::Simple has been upgraded from version 1.302181 to 1.302182.

  • Tie::RefHash has been upgraded from version 1.39 to 1.40.

  • Time::Local has been upgraded from version 1.28 to 1.30.

  • Unicode::Collate has been upgraded from version 1.27 to 1.29.

  • utf8 has been upgraded from version 1.22 to 1.24.

  • version has been upgraded from version 0.9924 to 0.9928.

  • Win32 has been upgraded from version 0.53 to 0.54.

  • XS::APItest has been upgraded from version 1.11 to 1.12.

Documentation

Changes to Existing Documentation

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.

Configuration and Compilation

  • Added the Configure option -Dusedefaultstrict to enable strict by default in perl programs when not invoked with -e or -E. This is a diagnostic tool for development.

  • We now trap SIGBUS when Configure checks for va_copy.

    On several systems the attempt to determine if we need va_copy or similar results in a SIGBUS instead of the expected SIGSEGV, which previously caused a core dump.

    [GH #18148]

Testing

Tests were added and changed to reflect the other additions and changes in this release.

Platform Support

Platform-Specific Notes

Windows

The same manifest is now used for Visual C++ and gcc builds.

Previously, MSVC builds were using the /manifestdependency flag instead of embedding perlexe.manifest, which caused issues such as GetVersionEx() returning the wrong version number on Windows 10.

Internal Changes

  • The re module has a new function optimization, which can return a hashref of optimization data discovered about a compiled regexp.

Selected Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in which some regexps with recursive subpatterns matched incorrectly.

    [GH #18096]

Acknowledgements

Perl 5.33.3 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.33.2 and contains approximately 90,000 lines of changes across 740 files from 20 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 15,000 lines of changes to 500 .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 5.33.3:

Christian Walde (Mithaldu), Dan Book, Eric Lindblad, Felipe Gasper, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, Ichinose Shogo, James E Keenan, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Nicolas R., Richard Leach, Samanta Navarro, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, TAKAI Kousuke, Thibault Duponchelle, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, 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.

Reporting Bugs

If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the perl bug database at https://github.com/Perl/perl5/issues. There may also be information at http://www.perl.org/, the Perl Home Page.

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.

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.