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Jarkko Hietaniemi
July 13, 2001 07:59
Perl 5.7.2 Has Been Released
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Perl 5.7.2 Has Been Released

	His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
	the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
	all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
	bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
	you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
	-- Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"

    The source code is available from

    Overview of changes is available within the distribution in pod format
    as perl572delta (pod/perl572delta.pod).  Detailed list of changes is
    in the Changes file.

    The most noticeable change from Perl 5.7.1 is the large number
    of new modules adopted to the core distribution.  Also, many new
    platforms are supported.

Perl 5.7.2 Is A Development Release

    If you are looking for a maintenance release, go for the Perl 5.6.1.

    Perl 5.7 is for you if you want to help out in developing Perl 5.

    Please test 5.7.2 extensively with your favourite code and report
    any problems either using the perlbug script, or directly to (if not using perlbug, please read the
    section "Reporting Problems" in the INSTALL file carefully.)

The Road to 5.8.0

    Perl 5.7.2 can be considered to be the virtual Release Candidate Zero
    for the Perl 5.8.0, it is just not called a Release Candidate.
    It is in pretty good shape, it is just that it is not *quite* yet
    ready to be a major release.  No large changes are expected between
    now and 5.8.0.


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