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Perl 5.12.0-RC1 now available

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Jesse Vincent
March 29, 2010 12:44
Perl 5.12.0-RC1 now available
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    So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
    hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
    making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking
    the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

    There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
    VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
    dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred
    to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all
    seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH OUT
    OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice
    started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never
    before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take
    out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it,
    and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole
    under the hedge.
    In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
    in the world she was to get out again.

                        - Lewis Carroll, /Alice's Adentures in Wonderland/

I've just uploaded the first release candidate for Perl 5.12.0 to
PAUSE. Shortly, you'll find it at:

SHA1 sums for this release are:

    d6b0357667582e515335ed89d86bcecb348a07c6  perl-5.12.0-RC1.tar.bz2
    d2616e5c193377901cc930290168d08f10b3bd1d  perl-5.12.0-RC1.tar.gz

The differences from RC0 are relatively small, consisting primarily of
documentation updates and a few small regression fixes.

It is imperative that you test this release candidate with any software
written in Perl which you use or maintain. If no "showstopper" class
bugs are found in the next 7 days, we will release a virtually identical
tarball as Perl 5.12.0.

You can find a list of errata - known bugs or modules known to be
incompatible with 5.12.0 - at

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