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From:
Sawyer X
Date:
April 30, 2016 22:27
Subject:
Re: Perl 5.22.2 is now available!
Message ID:
5725315A.9020103@gmail.com
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\o/

Great stuff!

On 04/30/2016 12:19 AM, Steve Hay via perl5-porters wrote:
> A silence; and then: 'If, in just two minutes' time by my watch--and a
> splendid watch it is--you have not turned the scorpion, mademoiselle, I
> shall turn the grasshopper... and the grasshopper, remember, _leaps
> straight up into the air!_'
> The silence that ensued was terrifying, worse than any we had
> experienced before.  I knew that when Erik spoke with that quiet,
> gentle, slightly weary voice, it meant that he had reached the end of
> his tether: that he was capable of the most abominable crimes or the
> most selfless devotion; that the slightest irritation might unleash a
> storm.
> Realizing that our fate was out of our hands, the Viscount fell to his
> knees and prayed.  As for me, I pressed both hands to my chest, for my
> heart was pounding so fiercely that I thought it would burst.  We were
> intensely aware of the excruciating dilemma Christine Daaé faced in
> those final seconds.  We understood why she hesitated to turn the
> scorpion.  What if the scorpion, rather than the grasshopper, were to
> set off the explosion?  What if Erik was simply intent on destroying
> everything, regardless?
> At last he spoke: 'The two minutes are up,' he said in a soft, angelic
> voice.  'Goodbye, mademoiselle.  Off you go, little grasshopper!'
>
>     -- Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière,
>        "The Phantom of the Opera"
>
> We are delighted to announce version 22.2, the second maintenance
> release of version 22 of Perl 5.
>
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.2 from your favourite CPAN
> mirror or find it at:
>
>   https://metacpan.org/release/SHAY/perl-5.22.2/
>
> SHA1 digests for this release are:
>
>   2b84a711694be9a10e558c38c9aa43d86c7329a9  perl-5.22.2.tar.gz
>   e2f465446dcd45a7fa3da696037f9ebe73e78e55  perl-5.22.2.tar.bz2
>   43b599def873413012fc8bcfd0a64bbce40b4ed2  perl-5.22.2.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 5.22.2 represents approximately 5 months of development since Perl
> 5.22.1 and contains approximately 3,000 lines of changes across 110
> files from 24 authors.
>
> Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
> were approximately 1,500 lines of changes to 52 .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 5.22.2:
>
> Aaron Crane, Abigail, Andreas König, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris
> 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David
> Golden, David Mitchell, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, Jarkko
> Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Niko
> Tyni, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X, Stevan Little, Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo,
> Tony Cook, Vladimir Timofeev, 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 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.
>
> The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 24.0, should appear in
> May 2016, with version 25.0 released around the same time.
>
> Steve Hay


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