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Dave Mitchell
July 24, 2013 14:33
Re: upcoming release of 5.18.1
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On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:51:54AM -0400, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> Currently, none are listed.  If there are commits to nominate for backporting,
> please name them now so they can be discussed and either cherry picked or not.

Arguably this should be cherry-picked, although it does involve bumping
the version number of

commit 142a37fdb385bb222232b286abdedf9b1daaa746
Author:     David Mitchell <>
AuthorDate: Wed Jul 24 14:18:22 2013 +0100
Commit:     David Mitchell <>
CommitDate: Wed Jul 24 14:42:43 2013 +0100 update perl version where perf fixed
    It still said that the performance of $`, $&, $' was fixed in 5.18.
    Update that to 5.20, since COW wasn't enabled by default in 5.18.

Affected files ...
    M	lib/

Differences ...

diff --git a/lib/ b/lib/
index e4ee10a..6560f5f 100644
--- a/lib/
+++ b/lib/
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 package English;
-our $VERSION = '1.07';
+our $VERSION = '1.08';
 require Exporter;
 @ISA = qw(Exporter);
@@ -34,9 +34,9 @@ See L<perlvar> for a complete list of these.
-NOTE: This was fixed in perl 5.18.  Mentioning these three variables no
+NOTE: This was fixed in perl 5.20.  Mentioning these three variables no
 longer makes a speed difference.  This section still applies if your code
-is to run on perl 5.16 or earlier.
+is to run on perl 5.18 or earlier.

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