This document describes differences between the 5.16.1 release and the
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.
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
o Module::CoreList has been upgraded from version 2.70 to version
Configuration and Compilation
o configuration should no longer be confused by ls colorization
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 #113778].
Selected Bug Fixes
o fix /\h/ equivalence with /[\h]/
see [perl #114220]
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
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This points to a closed
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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.
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