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Perl 5.15.3 is now available

Stevan Little
September 20, 2011 20:26
Perl 5.15.3 is now available
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  the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
  do so at their peril.
  It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
  Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
  work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
  artist is in accord with himself.
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  he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
  thing is that one admires it intensely.
  All art is quite useless.
    -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray

We are overjoyed to announce Perl 5.15.3, the fourth development release
of Perl 5.15.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.15.3 from your favorite CPAN mirror or
find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  789d339cb5a2a770e87c9ce41052435fefa7ba75  perl-5.15.3.tar.gz
  47d947c74f8ec84c3c211648c629a3fb7f230b39  perl-5.15.3.tar.bz2

You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in the
"pod" directory inside the release and on the web.

Perl 5.15.3 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.15.2
and contains approximately 160,000 lines of changes across 700 files from 44

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community
of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the
improvements that became Perl 5.15.3:

Abigail, Alexandr Ciornii, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chas. Owens, Chip Salzenberg,
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Damian Conway, Dave Rolsky, David
Mitchell, Dominic Hargreaves, Douglas Christopher Wilson, Eric Brine, Father
Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, Frederic Briere, George Greer, Gerard Goossen,
H.Merijn Brand, Jerry D. Hedden, Jesse Vincent, Jim Cromie, Karl Williamson,
Keith Thompson, Leo Lapworth, Leon Timmermans, Lukas Mai, Mark Jason Dominus,
Matthew Horsfall, Moritz Lenz, Nicholas Clark, Peter John Acklam, Rafael
Garcia-Suarez, Ricardo Signes, Robin Barker, Shlomi Fish, Steffen Müller,
Stephen Bennett, Stevan Little, Steve Hay, Tony Cook, Vincent Pit, Walt
Mankowski, Zefram.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of
the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug

Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules
included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for
helping Perl to flourish.

We expect to release Perl 5.15.4 on October 20th.  The next major stable
release of Perl 5, 5.16.0 should appear in Spring 2012.

Thank you, and good night!

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