perldelta - what is new for perl v5.8.0
This document describes differences between the 5.6.0 release and the 5.8.0 release.
Many of the bug fixes in 5.8.0 were already seen in the 5.6.1 maintenance release since the
two releases were kept closely coordinated (while 5.8.0 was still called 5.7.something).
Changes that were integrated into the 5.6.1 release are marked
. Many of
these changes have been further developed since 5.6.1 was released, those are marked
You can see the list of changes in the 5.6.1 release (both from the 5.005_03 release and
the 5.6.0 release) by reading perl561delta.
- Better Unicode support
- New IO Implementation
- New Thread Implementation
- Better Numeric Accuracy
- Safe Signals
- Many New Modules
- More Extensive Regression Testing
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 email@example.com to
be analysed by the Perl porting team.
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.
Written by Jarkko Hietaniemi <firstname.lastname@example.org>.