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Shlomi Fish
November 1, 2012 09:15
Re: perl 5.16.2 is now available
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On Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:42:57 -0400
Ricardo Signes <> wrote:

>   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
> 5.16.

Thanks to all the people for their hard work. Nice quote, too.


	Shlomi Fish

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