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Ricardo Signes
May 18, 2013 13:35
perl 5.18.0 is now available!
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  It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead:
  there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are
  alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they
  make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes, and they produce
  only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
  search, in questions, in torment.

    -- Yevgeny Zamyatin

We are excited to announce perl v5.18.0, the first stable release of version
18 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl v5.18.0 from your favorite CPAN mirror
or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 a09281aece16772ca676d842c1b24fb9f9f1a409  perl-5.18.0.tar.bz2
 f5a97a9fa4e9d0ef9c4b313c5b778a0e76291ee2  perl-5.18.0.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 v5.18.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl
v5.16.0 and contains approximately 400,000 lines of changes across 2,100
files from 113 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 v5.18.0:

Aaron Crane, Aaron Trevena, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Adrian M. Enache, Alan Haggai
Alavi, Alexandr Ciornii, Andrew Tam, Andy Dougherty, Anton Nikishaev,
Aristotle Pagaltzis, Arthur Axel 'fREW' Schmidt, Augustina Blair, Bob Ernst,
Brad Gilbert, Breno G. de Oliveira, Brian Carlson, Brian Fraser, Charlie
Gonzalez, Chip Salzenberg, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Christian Hansen, Colin
Kuskie, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, Daniel
Perrett, Darin McBride, Dave Rolsky, David Golden, David Leadbeater, David
Mitchell, David Nicol, Dominic Hargreaves, E. Choroba, Eric Brine, Evan
Miller, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, François Perrad, George Greer,
Goro Fuji, H.Merijn Brand, Herbert Breunung, Hugo van der Sanden, Igor
Zaytsev, James E Keenan, Jan Dubois, Jasmine Ahuja, Jerry D. Hedden, Jess
Robinson, Jesse Luehrs, Joaquin Ferrero, Joel Berger, John Goodyear, John
Peacock, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Karthik Rajagopalan, Kent Fredric,
Leon Timmermans, Lucas Holt, Lukas Mai, Marcus Holland-Moritz, Markus Jansen,
Martin Hasch, Matthew Horsfall, Max Maischein, Michael G Schwern, Michael
Schroeder, Moritz Lenz, Nicholas Clark, Niko Tyni, Oleg Nesterov, Patrik
Hägglund, Paul Green, Paul Johnson, Paul Marquess, Peter Martini, Rafael
Garcia-Suarez, Reini Urban, Renee Baecker, Rhesa Rozendaal, Ricardo Signes,
Robin Barker, Ronald J. Kimball, Ruslan Zakirov, Salvador Fandiño, Sawyer X,
Scott Lanning, Sergey Alekseev, Shawn M Moore, Shirakata Kentaro, Shlomi
Fish, Sisyphus, Smylers, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Steve Peters, Steven
Schubiger, Sullivan Beck, Sven Strickroth, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni, Thomas
Sibley, Tobias Leich, Tom Wyant, Tony Cook, Vadim Konovalov, Vincent Pit,
Volker Schatz, Walt Mankowski, Yves Orton, 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 tracker.

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.

For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see
the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release v5.19.0 on Monday, May 20th, 2013.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 20, should appear in May 2014.


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