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perl-5.18.1-RC1 is now available

Ricardo Signes
August 2, 2013 03:08
perl-5.18.1-RC1 is now available
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  Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
  someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so again.
  The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden, and unusable
  is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple language is an essential
  tool—if only for documentation.

    -- Chuck Moore

We are pleased to announce the first release candidate of Perl 5.18.1, the 2nd
stable release of version 18 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.1-RC1 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 1ed779f096d892232dc1a834a6165b3fd9a946ea  perl-5.18.1-RC1.tar.bz2
 22f081e5cdbda5369459a57757ba07a2f6fcbf0e  perl-5.18.1-RC1.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 5.18.1 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.18.0
and contains approximately 8,400 lines of changes across 60 files from 12

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 5.18.1:

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David
Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Nicholas Clark,
Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish, 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

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.

Unless showstopping bugs are found in this release candidate, it will be
released nearly unaltered on August 9th, 2013.  (There is already one fix
applied beyond this RC: 5.18.1 does not appear in the perlhist.pod shipped with

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