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Perl 5.8.6 Released on Nov 27

by gmpassos (Priest)
on Dec 04, 2004 at 23:40 UTC ( #412439=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Well, Perl 5.8.6 was released on Nov 27 and haven't be noticed here yet.

So, get it at and take a look at

Graciliano M. P.
"Creativity is the expression of liberty".

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Re: Perl 5.8.6 Released on Nov 27
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Dec 05, 2004 at 01:09 UTC
    goto & is now more robust - bugs in deep recursion and chained goto & have been fixed.

    What implications does this have for tail recursion? What bugs does this fix? It'd be nice if the delta had reference to the RT #'s ...

    Being right, does not endow the right to be rude; politeness costs nothing.
    Being unknowing, is not the same as being stupid.
    Expressing a contrary opinion, whether to the individual or the group, is more often a sign of deeper thought than of cantankerous belligerence.
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      Also will be nice if they update the site, and show 5.8.6 and not 5.8.5 as last release, since 10 days have past from day 27 until now.

      Graciliano M. P.
      "Creativity is the expression of liberty".

Re: Perl 5.8.6 Released on Nov 27
by ysth (Canon) on Dec 05, 2004 at 04:52 UTC

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