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There have been quite a few changes made to DB_File. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Fixed a handful of bugs.

  • By public demand, added support for the standard hash function exists().

  • Made it compatible with Berkeley DB 1.86.

  • Made negative subscripts work with RECNO interface.

  • Changed the default flags from O_RDWR to O_CREAT|O_RDWR and the default mode from 0640 to 0666.

  • Made DB_File automatically import the open() constants (O_RDWR, O_CREAT etc.) from Fcntl, if available.

  • Updated documentation.

Refer to the HISTORY section in DB_File.pm for a complete list of changes. Everything after DB_File 1.01 has been added since 5.003.

Source: what's new for perl5.004
Copyright: Larry Wall, et al.
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