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Perl 5.18 RC2 has been released

by Corion (Pope)
on May 13, 2013 at 07:55 UTC ( #1033258=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The first release of version 18 of Perl 5 is getting close. If you plan on migrating to it or have modules on CPAN, now is a good time to test your code against the upcoming version of Perl.

  1. See the 5.18-RC2 announcement
  2. Download the Release Candidate
  3. Build it (but don't install it)
  4. Run your test suite with RC2 of Perl

The release of 5.18.0 is expected to be within the next two weeks.

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Re: Perl 5.18 RC2 has been released (Deprecated Utilities cpanp)
by Anonymous Monk on May 13, 2013 at 08:24 UTC

    Deprecated Utilities The following utilities will be removed from the core distribution in a future release as their associated modules have been deprecated. They will remain available with the applicable CPAN distribution. cpanp

    cpanp is removed because its deprecated?

    I think this is error, because I can find no such mention of CPANPLUS being deprecated

    Not surprising given that no link to documentation stating such is provided

    If there exists some deprecation notice, please link it

      The following utilities will be removed from the core distribution in a future release...

      I think this is the first notice that, maybe in 5.20 or later, CPANPLUS and the associated tools will be removed. 5.18-RC2 certainly includes cpanp, as I've used it to test installation of modules.

      I don't know where the deprecation of CPANPLUS comes from, but I think it just hasn't seen much maintenance and carries quite some overhead in term of modules. Of course, CPANPLUS will stay available through the CPAN.

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