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perl 5.16.2 is now available

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Ricardo Signes
November 1, 2012 06:43
perl 5.16.2 is now available
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  Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
  machine.  When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
  trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
  little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
  to be, a few pale orange polkadots.  Extremely pleased with himself,
  he whistled an air and, as is always done on suh occasions, asked it
  the ritual question of how much is two plus two.

  The machine stirred.  Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
  current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
  transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
  chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
  adding a special mentation muffler.  Meanwhile the machine labored on,
  as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
  solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
  valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
  the strain.  At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
  machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!

    -- Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine

We are happy to announce Perl 5.16.2, the third stable release of Perl

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.16.2 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  674380237fa5a44447c6531e15bd3590d987e4b4  perl-5.16.2.tar.bz2
  9e20e38e3460ebbac895341fd70a02189d03a490  perl-5.16.2.tar.gz

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 5.16.2 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl
5.16.1 and contains approximately 740 lines of changes across 20 files
from 9 authors.

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 5.16.2:

Andy Dougherty, Craig A. Berry, Darin McBride, Dominic Hargreaves, Karen
Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Tony Cook.

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 tracker.

We expect to release Perl 5.17.6 on November 11, 2012.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 5.18.0, should appear in May 2013.


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