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Perl 5.21.11 is now available!

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Steve Hay
April 20, 2015 21:39
Perl 5.21.11 is now available!
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  They shall pass and their places be taken,
    The gods and the priests that are pure.
  They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
    They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
  Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
    In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
  With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
    And delicate dust.

  But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
    Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
  As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
    As the serpent again to a rod.
  Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
    Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
  And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
    Our Lady of Pain.

    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne,
       /Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)/

We are chuffed to announce version 21.11, the twelfth development
release of version 21 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.21.11 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  dd3ccb7ea752f6c3c8f40182592b8258d73c6204  perl-5.21.11.tar.gz
  c7ca80ef946acaa5fefe7871c5640065db0f5e01  perl-5.21.11.tar.bz2
  fe5cc406530697dcee06afb70034e34652086661  perl-5.21.11.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 5.21.11 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.21.10 and contains approximately 5,800 lines of changes across 240
files from 24 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 1,700 lines of changes to 160 .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 5.21.11:

Alex Vandiver, Andreas König, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker,
Daniel Dragan, David Golden, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos,
H.Merijn Brand, Herbert Breunung, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan,
James McCoy, Karl Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Max Maischein, Nicholas
Clark, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Randy Stauner, Ricardo Signes, Shirakata
Kentaro, Steffen Müller, 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 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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

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


Steve Hay

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