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* ''Devel::DProf'', ''Shell'' have been removed from Perl core
 
* ''Devel::DProf'', ''Shell'' have been removed from Perl core
 
* perl4 libraries removed: abbrev.pl, assert.pl, bigfloat.pl, bigint.pl, bigrat.pl, cacheout.pl, complete.pl, ctime.pl, dotsh.pl, exceptions.pl, fastcwd.pl, flush.pl, getcwd.pl, getopt.pl, getopts.pl, hostname.pl, importenv.pl, lib/find{,depth}.pl, look.pl, newgetopt.pl, open2.pl, open3.pl, pwd.pl, hellwords.pl, stat.pl, tainted.pl, termcap.pl, timelocal.pl
 
* perl4 libraries removed: abbrev.pl, assert.pl, bigfloat.pl, bigint.pl, bigrat.pl, cacheout.pl, complete.pl, ctime.pl, dotsh.pl, exceptions.pl, fastcwd.pl, flush.pl, getcwd.pl, getopt.pl, getopts.pl, hostname.pl, importenv.pl, lib/find{,depth}.pl, look.pl, newgetopt.pl, open2.pl, open3.pl, pwd.pl, hellwords.pl, stat.pl, tainted.pl, termcap.pl, timelocal.pl
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== PCRE Libraries updated to 8.30 ==
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Fedora 18 will provide PCRE ( Perl-Compatible Regular Expression ) libraries of version 8.30 or newer. This brings UTF-16 support and API changes, which are documented by the changelog and NEWS provided in /usr/share/doc/pcre*
  
 
= Python updated to 3.3 =
 
= Python updated to 3.3 =

Revision as of 18:18, 26 October 2012

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Perl

Perl updated to 5.16

Perl 5.16 introduces a number of significant changes:

New Features

  • Unicode 6.1
  • More consistent eval controlled with unicode_eval and evalbytes feature
  • 2- and 3-argument substr called in left-value context is evaluted even after changing original string
  • New T_*REF_REFCOUNT_FIXED XS typemap fixing reference counter decremetion
  • New is_utf8_char_buf XS-callable function replaces broken is_utf8_char function
  • $$ variable is writable
  • Improved debugger: tracing mode can be restricted to certain level, breakpoints can be disabled temporarily, breakpoints can be set by file name
  • sort subroutines can be autoloaded
  • $[ variable is provided by arybase module
  • mmaped PerlIO layer is now a separate module PerlIO::mmap

Deprecated Features

  • Accessing Unicode database files directly is deprecated now; use Unicode::UCD instead
  • Version::Requirements is deprecated in favor of CPAN::Meta::Requirements

Incompatible Changes

  • Special blocks (e.g. BEGIN) are called in void context
  • Unoverloaded stringification of regular expression does not return the expression literal
  • T_DATAUNIT and T_CALLBACK XS typemaps removed
  • User defined case-changing has been removed in favor of Unicode::Casing
  • XSUB C functions are static now and they are not exported from their object files
  • Read-only references cannot be weaken
  • $$, $<, $>, $(, and $) do not cache their value
  • Devel::DProf, Shell have been removed from Perl core
  • perl4 libraries removed: abbrev.pl, assert.pl, bigfloat.pl, bigint.pl, bigrat.pl, cacheout.pl, complete.pl, ctime.pl, dotsh.pl, exceptions.pl, fastcwd.pl, flush.pl, getcwd.pl, getopt.pl, getopts.pl, hostname.pl, importenv.pl, lib/find{,depth}.pl, look.pl, newgetopt.pl, open2.pl, open3.pl, pwd.pl, hellwords.pl, stat.pl, tainted.pl, termcap.pl, timelocal.pl

PCRE Libraries updated to 8.30

Fedora 18 will provide PCRE ( Perl-Compatible Regular Expression ) libraries of version 8.30 or newer. This brings UTF-16 support and API changes, which are documented by the changelog and NEWS provided in /usr/share/doc/pcre*

Python updated to 3.3

The system Python 3 stack has been upgraded to 3.3 (the system Python 2 stack remains at 2.7), bringing in hundreds of fixes and tweaks; for a list of changes see http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/3.3.html

Ruby stack updated

Fedora 18 will provide Rails 3.2, the latest version of the Rails stack. Developers are able to use the latest Rails features, which are documented in the project's release notes: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/3_2_release_notes.html http://guides.rubyonrails.org/3_1_release_notes.html

Clojure joined by leiningen and tools

Fedora 18 now ships a more complete Clojure programming stack, including the build tool Leiningen. This will make it easier to package other Clojure libraries in the future.