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       perl5162delta - what is new for perl v5.16.2


       This document describes differences between the 5.16.1 release and the 5.16.2 release.

       If you are upgrading from an earlier release such as 5.16.0, first read perl5161delta,
       which describes differences between 5.16.0 and 5.16.1.

Incompatible Changes

       There are no changes intentionally incompatible with 5.16.0 If any exist, they are bugs,
       and we request that you submit a report.  See "Reporting Bugs" below.

Modules and Pragmata

   Updated Modules and Pragmata
       ·   Module::CoreList has been upgraded from version 2.70 to version 2.76.

Configuration and Compilation

       ·   configuration should no longer be confused by ls colorization

Platform Support

   Platform-Specific Notes
       AIX Configure now always adds -qlanglvl=extc99 to the CC flags on AIX when using xlC.
           This will make it easier to compile a number of XS-based modules that assume C99 [perl

Selected Bug Fixes

       ·   fix /\h/ equivalence with /[\h]/

           see [perl #114220]

Known Problems

       There are no new known problems.


       Perl 5.16.2 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.16.1 and
       contains approximately 740 lines of changes across 20 files from 9 authors.

       Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users
       and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that
       became Perl 5.16.2:

       Andy Dougherty, Craig A. Berry, Darin McBride, Dominic Hargreaves, Karen Etheridge, Karl
       Williamson, Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, 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.

       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 articles recently posted to the
       comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup and the perl bug database at .
       There may also be information at , 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 to be
       analysed by the Perl porting team.

       If the bug you are reporting has security implications, which make it inappropriate to
       send to a publicly archived mailing list, then please send it to This points to a closed subscription unarchived mailing
       list, which includes all the core committers, who will be able to help assess the impact
       of issues, figure out a resolution, and help co-ordinate the release of patches to
       mitigate or fix the problem across all platforms on which Perl is supported. Please only
       use this address for security issues in the Perl core, not for modules independently
       distributed on CPAN.


       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.