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Perl 5.21.10 is now available!

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Steve Hay
March 20, 2015 18:39
Perl 5.21.10 is now available!
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The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke.  The
crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water.  In vain.  The
pigeons were not to be driven away.  Round and round they flew, diving
through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames.  Both parties
claimed a miracle.  For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul.  For his friends,
they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.

    -- Aldous Huxley, /The Devils of Loudun/

We are elated to announce version 21.10, the eleventh development
release of version 21 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.21.10 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  437b1bf08bf130e0d358f97e4e666ea44c744c93  perl-5.21.10.tar.gz
  02902dba02ac4f9227f02153467f0a0dc8ca02dd  perl-5.21.10.tar.bz2
  2858515d527a613ca33871d16a2a9f5a459ab957  perl-5.21.10.tar.xz

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 5.21.10 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.21.9 and contains approximately 170,000 lines of changes across 860
files from 27 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 170,000 lines of changes to 610 .pm, .t, .c and .h

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 5.21.10:

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, David Golden, David Mitchell, David Wheeler,
Father Chrysostomos, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E
Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Jasmine Ngan, Jerry D. Hedden, John Goodyear,
Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Nicholas
Clark, Petr Písař, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes,
Sawyer X, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Tony Cook, Vincent

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 tracker.

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 21.11 on 20 April 2015.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in May 2015.


Steve Hay

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