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    State of blead when we went live with Git as our repository
  • GitLive-maint-5.6

    State of maint-5.6 when we went live with Git as our repository
  • GitLive-maint-5.8

    State of maint-5.8 when we went live with Git as our repository
  • GitLive-maint-5.10

    State of maint-5.10 when we went live with Git as our repository
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    State of maint-5.004 when we went live with Git as our repository
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    State of maint-5.005 when we went live with Git as our repository
  • perl-5.8.9

        Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
        proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
        the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
        anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
        how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
        'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
        This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
        that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
        'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
        expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
        anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
        sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
        This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
        basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
        policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
        disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
        the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
        Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
        and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
        Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
        In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
        reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
        I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
        Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
        for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
        had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
        work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
        the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
        left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
        pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
        the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
        the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
        I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
        publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
        Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
        So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
        pushing to increase the membership?
        'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
        more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
        futile and impotent it becomes.'
        This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
        Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
        diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
    [pp.119-120 _The complete Yes Minister // The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister
    by the Right Hon. James Hacker MP._ v "The Writing on the Wall" *]
    Blame transfer protocol complete. S.E.P. field now fully enaged.
    Nicholas Clark
  • perl-5.8.9-RC1

    5.8.9 RC1
        A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
        was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
        and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
        jets and all.
        I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
        I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
        Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
        specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
        the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
        jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
        grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
        in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
        While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
        taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
        me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
        sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
        three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
        plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
        occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
        were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
        And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
        were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
        Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
        name like Charlie Umtali?
        I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
        know something about our official visitor.
        Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
        has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
        car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
        to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
        knew little of his background.
        I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
        Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
        first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
        Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
        'Why?' I enquired.
        'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
        to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
        never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
        Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
        that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
        In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
        where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
        revolving door and comes out in front.'
        'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
        'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
        'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
    [p44 _The complete Yes Minister // The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister by
    the Right Hon. James Hacker MP._ ii "The Official Visit" *]
    Nicholas Clark
    * Very very funny, timeless, and scarily topical, even 28 years later. See
  • timinatorII

    Amend note for Changes 984 and 985
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       The RAMPAGE of the TIMINATOR continues!
  • timinator

    Amend note for missing Changes around 872 ~ 922
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       The Mighty TIMINATOR has GOBBLED UP these changes!
  • perl-5.10.0

    Perl 5.10.0 is released
        He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject,
        that he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could
        stand it out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven
        short noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add,
        That it must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where
        the same number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a
        direct line, did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies
        in the kingdom.
            -- Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
    Perl 5.10.0 is now out, the first in the 5.10.x major version series,
    after a five year long development process. It's currently being
    mirrored on CPAN.
    A more formal announcement will follow via the usual canals.
    I'm told a press release is also in the works.
    I would like to thank everyone on perl5-porters for their efforts. I
    hope we'll all be proud of what Perl is becoming. And ready to get back
    to the keyboard for 5.12, for which, I hope, we'll not wait as long as
    we waited for 5.10.
    As a personal note, I can't wait to use 5.10 in production. All those
    new features are quite exciting, aren't they?
    Enjoy !
  • perl-5.9.5

    Fix after the reorganisation of the
    Compress modules in ext/. Re-update Module::CoreList.
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@31562
  • perl-5.9.4

    Update Changes
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@28727
  • perl-5.8.8

        It's not that easy bein' green	  	  	  
        Having to spend each day the color of the leaves  
        When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
        Or something much more colorful like that	    	   
        It's not easy bein' green 	      	      		  
        It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
        And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're	    
        Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water     
        Or stars in the sky 	      	      	   	       
        But green's the color of Spring 	     	     	       
        And green can be cool and friendly-like      	     
        And green can be big like an ocean  		     
        Or important like a mountain	
        Or tall like a tree
        When green is all there is to be
        It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
        Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
        And I think it's what I want to be
            Bein' Green, by Joe Raposo
  • perl-5.9.3

    Update Changes
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@26975
  • perl-5.8.7

      And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head;	    
      after him the hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the  	  	      
      procession, grandfather and the cat.      	  	       		    
      Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter	  
      hadn't caught the wolf? What then?"	       	    	     	 	      
        From the narration to "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev
  • perl-5.9.2

    Remove dependency on tr(1) for MinGW builds on Win32
    This leaves things slightly (more) broken for MinGW builds on Cygwin,
    but that doesn't currently quite work in other respects and isn't
    documented anyway.  See:
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@24131
  • perl-5.8.6

        "Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was you."
        "So did I,", said Pooh.  "What are you doing?"
        "I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
      and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having to
      walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
        "Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
        "It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
      planting it."
        "Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
      grow up into a beehive."
        Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
        "Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
      Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the wrong
      piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
        Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
        "Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know how
      to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made, and
      covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
         From 'The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne
  • perl-5.8.5

        Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
        ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
        bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
        waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
        droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
        hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
        In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
        often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
        placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
        likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
        may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
        Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing
        sites. Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage
        discourage farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into
        the burial grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian
        poetry of T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
        (From Wikipedia)
  • perl-5.8.4

      I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
      The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
      She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
      She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
        But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
        Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
        She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
        To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
        So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
        A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
        With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
        And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
      So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
      On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
      from 'The Old Gumbie Cat' by T.S. Elliot
  • perl-5.9.1

    This is 5.9.1.
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@22506
  • perl-5.005_04

    Perl 5.005_04 Released
    The Perl 5 developer team is pleased to announce the Perl Release
    5.005_04, the fourth maintenance release of Perl 5.005.
    5.005_04 is a maintenance release for perl 5.005 and mostly
    incorporates fixes to make it build under modern operating systems.
    Please see the perldelta for the full details.
    This release is dedicated to my bunny Tanja.
    -- Leon Brocard, on behalf of the Perl5 Porters
  • perl-5.8.3

            We are the music makers, 
            And we are the dreamers of dreams, 
            Wandering by lonely sea-breakers, 
            And sitting by desolate streams; -- 
            World-losers and world-forsakers, 
            On whom the pale moon gleams: 
            Yet we are the movers and shakers 
            Of the world for ever, it seems. 
            stanza 1 from Ode - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy 1844-1881
  • perl-1.0.16

    perl 1.0.16
    As a birthday gift, I've dusted off perl 1, added the gcc-3 fix, and
    released perl-1.0_16.
    My thanks to everyone on #p5p who helped with this.
  • perl-5.6.2

    Perl 5.6.2
          When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
        sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
        a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
        what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
        long in this instance.
          -- Sterne, Tristram Shandy, IV, xxvii
    Thanks to everyone who helped me to build, test and fix this new
    maintainance release (and to everyone who provided the fixes for
    5.8 that I backported into perl 5.6).
    -- rgs
  • perl-5.8.2

      Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
      Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
      Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
      Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
      Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
      Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
      Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
      Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
      For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
      And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
      O my brave soul!
      O farther farther sail!
      O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
      O farther, farther, farther sail!
      Passage to India - Walt Whitman
  • perl-5.9.0

    Update Changes.
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@21539
  • perl-5.8.1

    Perl 5.8.1 Has Been Released
    The Perl 5 developer team is proud to announce the Perl Release 5.8.1,
    the first maintenance release of Perl 5.8.0.
  • perl-1.0.15

    Perl 1.0.15
        "...I was within there, and all I viewed,
        the chambered treasure, when chance allowed me
        (and my path was made in no pleasant wise)
        under the earth-wall. Eager, I seized
        such heap from the hoard as hands could bear
        and hurriedly carried it hither back
        to my liege and lord. Alive was he still,
        still wielding his wits. The wise old man
        spake much in his sorrow, and sent you greetings
        and bade that ye build, when he breathed no more,
        on the place of his balefire a barrow high,
        memorial mighty. Of men was he
        worthiest warrior wide earth o'er
        the while he had joy of his jewels and burg.
        Let us set out in haste now, the second time
        to see and search this store of treasure,
        these wall-hid wonders, -- the way I show you, --
        where, gathered near, ye may gaze your fill
        at broad-gold and rings. Let the bier, soon made,
        be all in order when out we come,
        our king and captain to carry thither
        -- man beloved -- where long he shall bide
        safe in the shelter of sovran God."
             -- Wiglaf, son of Weohstan
    As a birthday present to Perl and Larry, through the work of the
    perl1-porters, in particular Richard Clamp, resurrected here is Perl 1.0
    with minimal patches for modern machines.
  • perl-5.8.0

    Perl 5.8.0
        There was the faint sound of footsteps.
        "Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
        said the low priest.
        There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
        The footsteps stopped.  The High Priest smiled to himself.
        "Right," he said.  "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
        The low priest threw down his cards.  "Double Onion," he said.
        The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
        The low priest consulted a scrap of paper.  "That's three hundred
        thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
        There was the sound of footsteps.  The priests exchanged glances.
        "Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
        said the High Priest.
        "Five says he makes it", said the low priest.  "You're on."
        There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
        "It's a shame to take your pebbles."
        There were footsteps again.
        -- Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
    My thanks go to:
    - Hugo van der Sanden for lacking enough self preservation
      instincts to refuse the Perl 5.9 pumpkinship
      (The pumpking is dead! Long live the pumpking!)
    - perl5-porters without whom no Perl release would ever be done
    - Perl users on non-mainstream platforms who helped to get Perl
      running from the tiniest PDAs to the most hulking big iron
    - Nokia Research Center, Helsinki University of Technology
      Computing Center, and Center for Scientific Computing and FUNET
      for giving me resources to develop and maintain Perl
    and last but foremost, my lovely wife Elaine will hopefully be glad to
    have me back after two years of virtual widowhood.
    <ahnold img="">I need a vacation.</ahnold>
  • perl-5.7.3

    This is 5.7.3.
    p4raw-id: //depot/perl@15039
  • perl-5.6.1

    riddles in the dark
        `What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud.  He was talking to
         himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
        `Not fair! not fair!' he hissed.  `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
         to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
         Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
         stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
        `S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum.  `It must give us three guesseses,
         my precious, three guesseses.'
                                    --Riddles in the Dark,
    				  The Hobbit, J R R Tolkien
    Gee, I'm sure most of you should know in a single guess by now.  :-)
    Here's are a couple of hints:
    A special thanks to Jarkko for all his help in making this release
    happen when it did, extra special thanks to anyone who ever sent
    in anything that ended up in there, and extra extra special apologies
    to anyone who sent in stuff for 5.6.1 that I had to bump off as
    being 5.6.2 material.
  • perl-5.6.0

    party time
    		The dragon is withered,
    		His bones are now crumbled;
    		His armour is shivered,
    		His splendour is humbled!
    		Though sword shall be rusted,
    		And throne and crown perish
    		With strength that men trusted
    		And wealth that they cherish,
    		Here grass is still growing,
    		And leaves are a yet swinging,
    		The white water flowing,
    		And elves are yet singing
    		    Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
    		    Come back to the valley.
                           --The Last Stage, The Hobbit,
    			 J R R Tolkien
    p5p went wild the last couple of months, in more ways than one.  And
    I mean that in a positive way. :-) Consider this a personal note of
    thanks to everyone who ever sent in a patch, bug report, or merely
    words or encouragement.  We couldn't have done it without us.
  • perl-5.004_05

    5.004_05 goes gold!
    Thanks for all the test reports, faithful denizens of p5p.  This final
    release elimates the problematic IPC tests and updates the Solaris 2.x
    hints, so I expect we'll have little trouble with it.  (Famous last
  • perl-5.005_03

    Perl 5.005: Maintenance update 03 is available
    If you like the spirit in which Perl is made, help cultivate that spirit.
    Reveal the sources!  Set knowledge free!
  • perl-5.005_02

    5.005, the second maintenance release
    With this, I bid adieu to maintenance activity, and leave it with
    Graham.  So long then, until 5.006.
       `Well, come along in your own time!' said Merry.  `We are going on.'
       `Good-bye, Cock-robin!' said Sam.  `I'll wait for you outside The Green
        Dragon, if you haven't forgotten where that is.  Don't dawdle on the
       `You're breaking arrest, that's what you're doing,' said the leader
        ruefully, `and I can't be answerable.'
       `We shall break a good many things yet, and not ask you to answer,'
        said Pippin.  `Good luck to you!'
                         --The Scouring of the Shire, LOTR III, J R R Tolkien
     - Sarathy.
  • perl-5.005_01

    Re: draft of 5.005 announcement
    On Sun, 26 Jul 1998 18:24:38 +0200, Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
    >Gurusamy Sarathy <> wrote
    >> Hmm, I feel a little silly taking a whole subversion for four patches, but
    >> if this is what folks want, I'll do that.
    >Yes, please.
    OK, 5.005_01 it will be when it goes to town.
     - Sarathy.
  • perl-5.005

    5.005 is available
    It may be done, but is it over yet?
       `Well, the Tale is now told, from first to last.  Here we all are,
        and here is the Ring.  But we have not yet come any nearer our
        purpose.  What shall we do with it?'
                          --Gandalf the Grey,
                            The Council of Elrond, LOTR I, J R R Tolkien
     - Sarathy.
  • perl-5.004_04

    Perl 5.004_04
    "1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
     2. From discord, find harmony.
     3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
      -- Albert Einstein, three rules of work
        Fixed gaps in tainting (readdir, readlink, gecos, bit vector ops).
        Fixed memory leak in splice(@_).
        Fixed debugger core dumps.
        IO::Socket now sets autoflush by default.
        Several perldoc bugs fixed, now faster and more helpful.
        Fixed Win32 handle leak.
        Many other improvements to Win32 support.
        Many many other bug fixes and enhancements.
  • perl-5.004_03

    Perl 5.004_03
    "To err is human, to forgive divine."
      -- Alexander Pope
        Fixed 5.004_02 compilation failure on VMS.
        Fixed Configure (non)errors being displayed to user.
        Better support for Windows 95.
        Assorted documentation and hint file improvements.
        perl --foo no longer silently ignored.
  • perl-5.004_02

    Perl 5.004_03
    "When you work you are a flute through whose
     heart the whispering of the hours turns to music."
      -- from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
        Major memory growth bug fixed.
        Object destruction is more timely and orderly.
        Further major enhancements to Win32 support, including:
        Win32 binary compatibility between Visual C++ and Borland C++.
        The -S option is now more useful on dos/Win32 (see perlrun).
        Implicit -p print now checks for write errors.
        DB_File now sub-classable (and other fixes).
        Memory usage stats available with perl's malloc (see perldelta).
        'use UNIVERSAL;' deprecated (see perldelta).
        Internal integer to string conversions are faster.
        Carp can be forced to give stack traces (see perldoc Carp).
        Many other bug fixes and enhancements.
  • the_answer

    lookn fr ur commt?
       /6 6\       \
      =\_Y_/=  (_  ;\
       /@42\      ((	
       ^^^^^       `
      I haz eatn it.  lol!!!11!1!one
    Official-explanation: commit eaten by a lolcat
  • perl-5.004_01

    Perl 5.004_01
    "Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty"
      -- Anne Herbert
              (..., undef, ...) = split(...) bug fixed. 
              Win32 support greatly improved, now very strong. 
              Memory leak using Tied hashes and arrays fixed. 
              Documentation updates. 
              Many other bug fixes and enhancements.
  • perl-5.004

    "Hey, Rocky!  Watch me pull a release out of my hat!"
    "Aww, that trick never works..."
  • perl-5.003_99a

    Herein we find the fruits of the gamma.
  • perl-5.003_99

    "Oops."  Now this _has_ to be the gamma; we're out of numbers.
  • perl-5.003_98

    Here it is, the second public beta (a.k.a gamma).
  • perl-5.003_97j

    This patch should be _98, unless it's egregiously broken somehow.
  • perl-5.003_97i

    This patch eliminates all known sources of buffer overflow!  (And the
    crowd goes wild.  (Yeah.))  Showstoppers only between here and _98.
  • perl-5.003_97h

    This patch eliminates almost all possible sources of buffer overflow;
    in particular, there are no more sprintf() bugs.  (!!)  This patch
    also has a few other fixes.  With these changes in place, I can sleep
    at night.  (Because I've stopped hacking.  :-))
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