Perl for AmigaOS is now updated to the latest stable version of perl 5.22.1.¬†Further to this port, with the valuable help of Jarkko Hietaniemi the AmigaOS src code has been merged with the main perl source and so it’s now possible to build a bleeding edge version of perl. This will make support of future AmigaOS versions much easier.
The following is new for the Amiga port:

  • Port to Perl 5.22
  • Improved handling of NIL:
  • Environment variables now correctly inherited by subprocesses.
  • Fix exec, and exit in “forked” subprocesses.
  • Fix issue with newlib’s unlink, which could cause infinite loops.
  • Add flock() emulation using IDOS->LockRecord()
  • Improved handling of signals and signal handlers.


More news: Generation Amiga magazine