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26 January 2011, 10:32

Perl 5.12.3 released

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The Perl developers have released Perl 5.12.3, the latest update to Perl 5. This latest version is the result of four months of work and "2,500 lines of changes". In the "perldelta" notes for the release, the developers note that the built-in functions keys,values and each now work on arrays rather than just hashes, but admit this was a change introduced in Perl 5.12.0 and not documented.

There were also some general bug fixes for the B::Deparse compiler backend, Module::Build under cygwin; also for copy on write lvalue return values and platform specific fixes for Solaris and regressions on VMS. Perl 5.12.3's source is available from CPAN and is licensed under the Perl Licence (either the traditional Artistic licence or the GPL).


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