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perl 5.18.4 is now available

Ricardo Signes
October 2, 2014 00:58
perl 5.18.4 is now available
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  Along the shore the cloud waves break,
  The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
  The shadows lengthen
    In Carcosa.

  Strange is the night where black stars rise,
  And strange moons circle through the skies
  But stranger still is
    Lost Carcosa.

  Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
  Where flap the tatters of the King,
  Must die unheard in
    Dim Carcosa.

  Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
  Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
  Shall dry and die in
    Lost Carcosa.

  -- Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act i, Scene 2.
     Robert W. Chambers

We hereby announce perl-5.18.4, the fourth stable release of version 18
of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.4 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  69c34558a0a939a7adbbc1de48c06ea418d81e27  perl-5.18.4.tar.bz2
  3ae1af872d5bf89f35b1e8d69be9098028fb158d  perl-5.18.4.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 5.18.4 represents approximately 9 months of development since Perl 5.18.2
and contains approximately 2,000 lines of changes across 53 files from 13

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 5.18.4:

Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Doug Bell, Father Chrysostomos, Hiroo Hayashi,
James E Keenan, Karl Williamson, Mark Shelor, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish,
Smylers, Steve Hay, 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.

The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in May

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