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perl 5.21.0 is now available

Ricardo Signes
May 27, 2014 14:32
perl 5.21.0 is now available
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  Walled in fast within the earth
  Stands the form burnt out of clay.
  This must be the bell’s great birth!
  Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
    Sweat must trickle now
    From the burning brow,
  Till the work its master honour.
  Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.

    -- Friedrich von Schiller, The Song of the Bell

We hereby announce perl v5.21.0!  It's the first development release of
version 21 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.21.0 from your favorite CPAN mirror or
find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  4d920e500dcffa678fc6ca2be1585e7c69253b37  perl-5.21.0.tar.bz2
  2b62b5251445ed3edb50e4207be85226cdc6bac3  perl-5.21.0.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 5.21.0 represents approximately 12 hours of development since Perl 5.20.0
and contains approximately 44,000 lines of changes across 190 files from 1

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 33,000 lines of changes to 140 .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 5.21.0:

Nicholas Clark, Ricardo Signes.

Monthly releases of the development track will follow on the 20th of each
month, beginning with v5.21.1 on June 20th.

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