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H.Merijn Brand
January 9, 2014 15:48
Re: perl-5.18.2 is now available
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On Mon, 6 Jan 2014 21:43:20 -0500, Ricardo Signes
<> wrote:

> One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
> only the expression of happy ideas.  There's a whole range of behavior
> that can be expressed in a mannerly way.  That's what civilization is all
> about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way.  One of the
> places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
> Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
> mind?"  In civilization there have to be some restraints.  If we
> followed every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
>     -- Miss Manners
> We are pleased to announce Perl 5.18.2, the 3rd release of version 18
> of Perl 5.
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror
> or find it at:

Positively "surprised" by how many modules build built out of the box
now compared to the number of failures when I tried for 5.18.0

$ grep ^=head2 5.18.2/i686-linux-64int-ld/perllocal.pod | wc -l
$ find {,site_perl/}5.18.2 -name \*.pm|wc -l

Tk::Image::Calculations fails for using «for $x qw( foo bar ) {» in the
test, but I already filed a ticket when seeing that for 5.18.0. I don't
expect the author to return to change that.

Some still had (ignorable) POD errors

My only real problem is SVN::Core, which doesn't build at all anymore,
depending on mod_dav_svn. That really sucks

Hoping I can make «git svn» to work without that, 5.18.2 is now my
production perl on my laptop!

Thanks to all that helped

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.19   porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE

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