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Perl 5.23.9 has been released.

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March 20, 2016 16:48
Perl 5.23.9 has been released.
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Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
and begin a new adventure.

Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.

The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
marriages made in heaven.

    -- Tom Kitchin "from nature to plate"

We are over the moon to announce version 23.9, the 10th development
release of version 23 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.23.9 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 a2a23247c74f52792ccaaa809d0a19a202ab1425  perl-5.23.9.tar.gz
 53821696cc0bae4ecb6b8632ec0072e59d908cab  perl-5.23.9.tar.bz2
 39ac655723310d8f934d1926f54ada3ac394f238  perl-5.23.9.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 5.23.9 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.23.8
and contains approximately 21,000 lines of changes across 230 files from 23

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 8,500 lines of changes to 120 .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 5.23.9:

Abigail, Alex Vandiver, Andy Broad, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris 'BinGOs'
Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David
Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, H.Merijn Brand, Jarkko Hietaniemi, John Peacock,
Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Ricardo Signes,
Sawyer X, Shlomi Fish, Steve Hay, Tony Cook, Yves Orton.

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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 23.10 on April 20, 2016. The next
major stable release of Perl 5, version 24.0, should appear in May

Your humble release manager,


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