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Perl 5.23.7 is now available

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Stevan Little
January 20, 2016 22:00
Perl 5.23.7 is now available
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 A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
 nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
 the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
 in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
 colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
 over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
 cowboy. Jqust another hustler, trying to make it through. But
 the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
 and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
 dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
 into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
 trying to reach the console that wasn't there.

  -- William Gibson, Neuromancer

We are as pleased as punch to announce version 23.7, the 8th
development release of version 23 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.23.7 from your favorite
CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 cd6b60b0f015c88760cc140fb3202242251593f0  perl-5.23.7.tar.gz
 080dfc79f3541eba00db95a8e3d65853527a7a09  perl-5.23.7.tar.bz2
 b24e63b110fe6dcd78b535ebc26ec31f6f8ede9e  perl-5.23.7.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 at

Perl 5.23.7 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 87,000 lines of changes across 450 files from 21

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 67,000 lines of changes to 320 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed
improvements that became Perl 5.23.7:

Aaron Crane, Andreas König, Andy Dougherty, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig
Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David Golden, David
James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Lukas
Mattia Barbon, Ricardo Signes, Stevan Little, Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo, Tom
Hukins, Tony Cook.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names
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
the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 23.8 on February 20, 2016.  The next major
release of Perl 5, version 24.0, should appear in May 2016.

Your loving release manager,

Stevan Little

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