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Craig A. Berry
June 21, 2002 09:47
RC2 is out
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The second release candidate for Perl 5.8.0 is out.  The full 
announcement is at:


This should have non-IEEE floating point issues resolved as much as 
they can be, though more testing is a very good idea.  If you try to 
represent numbers in D_FLOAT or G_FLOAT that cannot be represented, 
your program will die with a floating point exception just as it 
would in any other language.  But at least now (I hope) Perl's 
internal number manipulations won't make you hit underflow or 
overflow conditions unnecessarily.

Other remaining issues I'm aware of are:

-  openpid.t hangs on pre-6.0 VAX systems

-  abs2rel() is not completely reversible when the default directory 
   contains a concealed device name

Thanks to those who have invested their time in testing RC1.  Now 
please do it all over again so we can make sure 5.8.0 is rock solid 
when it is released :-).
Craig A. Berry

"... getting out of a sonnet is much more
 difficult than getting in."
                 Brad Leithauser

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