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Tony Cook
February 20, 2014 04:39
perl 5.19.9 is now available
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  Old hands.  The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an.  Quiet words in
  rough Cantonese.  "I am not to be your master.  Your master has to be
  stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
  know it.  And make you feel content in being a fool.  How could I do
  that for you?  I'm old.  You are too strong for me; you are full of
  chi."  The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
  clouds thickened above them.
  "I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
  you will lose your chi.  Also you will leave behind you all pride of
  body, pride of mind.  You will be reduced.  Like me."  The old man
  closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
  hair.  He pulled his coat closer.  Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
  he looked Long in the face.
  "You must leave China.  Go across the ocean.  There you will meet your
  master."  He set down his teacup with a palsied hand.  His voice rose,
  grew fierce.
  "I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor.  You are a
  fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek.  You will find

    -- R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"

We are tickled to announce version 19.9, the tenth development release
of version 19 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.19.9 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  0766c19eef1cb019213e5b4af97a043afdd9c5f6  perl-5.19.9.tar.gz
  c44860fd3b633506bd0ebd4a931b4f4b603b73b9  perl-5.19.9.tar.bz2

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 5.19.9 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.19.8
and contains approximately 47,000 lines of changes across 610 files from 32

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 34,000 lines of changes to 420 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

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 5.19.9:

Abigail, Alan Haggai Alavi, Brad Gilbert, Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs'
Williams, Craig A. Berry, Daniel Dragan, David Golden, David Mitchell, Father
Chrysostomos, Gavin Shelley, H.Merijn Brand, Hauke D, James E Keenan, Jerry D.
Hedden, Jess Robinson, John Peacock, Karl Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Neil
Williams, Peter Martini, Piotr Roszatycki, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Reini Urban,
Ricardo Signes, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Tom Hukins, Tony
Cook, 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

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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 19.10 on March 20 2014.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 20.0, should appear in May 2014.


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