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More release announcement updates; fix some obsolete text.

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@@ -49,10 +49,8 @@ reporting and better failure modes. More exceptions are thrown as typed
exceptions, and more meta-model errors have been fixed to properly
report line numbers.
-Starting with this release, we will also identify changes to the
-implementation or specification that can cause breakages in existing
-Perl 6 code. The following features have been deprecated or modified
-due to changes in the Perl 6 specification, and are being removed
+The following features have been deprecated or modified from previous
+releases due to changes in the Perl 6 specification, and are being removed
or changed as follows:
* Parameters preceded by a | or \ can no longer have a sigil.
@@ -68,7 +66,6 @@ or changed as follows:
* Leading whitespace in rules and under :sigspace will no longer be
converted to <.ws> . For existing regexes that expect this conversion,
add a <?> in front of leading whitespace to make it meta again.
- Scheduled for the 2012.08 release.
* The ?-quantifier on captures in regexes currently binds the capture
slot to a List containing either zero or one Match objects; i.e., it
@@ -76,7 +73,6 @@ or changed as follows:
bind the slot directly to a captured Match or to Nil. Existing code
can manage the transition by changing existing ?-quantifiers to
use "** 0..1", which will continue to return a List of matches.
- Scheduled for the 2012.08 release, but may end up in 2012.09 .
There are some key features of Perl 6 that Rakudo Star does not
yet handle appropriately, although they will appear in upcoming
@@ -89,7 +85,7 @@ releases. Some of the not-quite-there features include:
* non-blocking I/O
* much of Synopsis 9
-There is a new online resource at
+There is an online resource at
that lists the known implemented and missing features of Rakudo Star
2012.08 and other Perl 6 implementations.
@@ -101,8 +97,8 @@ features are welcomed at <>.
See for links to much more information about
Perl 6, including documentation, example code, tutorials, reference
materials, specification documents, and other supporting resources.
-An updated draft of a Perl 6 book is available as
-<docs/UsingPerl6-draft.pdf> in the release tarball.
+A draft of a Perl 6 book is available as <docs/UsingPerl6-draft.pdf>
+in the release tarball.
The development team thanks all of the contributors and sponsors
for making Rakudo Star possible. If you would like to contribute,

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