Perl

5.18.2 26 Apr 2014

Popular Web programming language.

0

Developer website: Aaron Faby

Perl 5.8.0 includes many new features and bug fixes. This update is installed with a Mac OS X Package Installer, and does not interfere with the Perl installed with the operating system.

What's New

Version 5.18.2:

Changes to Existing Documentation:

  • perlrepository has been restored with a pointer to more useful pages.
  • perlhack has been updated with the latest changes from blead.
Selected Bug Fixes:
  • Perl 5.18.1 introduced a regression along with a bugfix for lexical subs. Some B::SPECIAL results from B::CV::GV became undefs instead. This broke Devel::Cover among other libraries. This has been fixed. [perl #119351]
  • Perl 5.18.0 introduced a regression whereby [:^ascii:], if used in the same character class as other qualifiers, would fail to match characters in the Latin-1 block. This has been fixed. [perl #120799]
  • Perl 5.18.0 introduced a regression when using ->SUPER::method with AUTOLOAD by looking up AUTOLOAD from the current package, rather than the current package’s superclass. This has been fixed. [perl #120694]
  • Perl 5.18.0 introduced a regression whereby -bareword was no longer permitted under the strict and integer pragmata when used together. This has been fixed. [perl #120288]
  • Previously PerlIOBase_dup didn't check if pushing the new layer succeeded before (optionally) setting the utf8 flag. This could cause segfaults-by-nullpointer. This has been fixed.
  • A buffer overflow with very long identifiers has been fixed.
  • A regression from 5.16 in the handling of padranges led to assertion failures if a keyword plugin declined to handle the second ‘my’, but only after creating a padop. This affected, at least, Devel::CallParser under threaded builds. This has been fixed.
  • The construct $r=qr/.../; /$r/p is now handled properly, an issue which had been worsened by changes 5.18.0. [perl #118213]

Requirements

OS X 10.2 or later

Ratings

Overall
(0)
Current Version (5.x)
(0)

Details

Downloads
6,147
Version Downloads
515
Type
Development / Editors
License
Free
Date
26 Apr 2014
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free