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Perl 5.25.5 is now available

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Stevan Little
September 20, 2016 19:46
Perl 5.25.5 is now available
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  We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is
  change in the content of the information; the message has changed.
  This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves
  are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content
  of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information
  enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now
  in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in
  fact this is all we are doing

    -- Philip K. Dick, VALIS

We are completely overjoyed to announce version 25.5, the 5th development
release of version 25 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.25.5 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 c31ae1ca760c738ebfc4cb1d8cc8cdb0d128a41d  perl-5.25.5.tar.bz2
 5e1d793aa1d7d7de59ff07f00a28fc9626510fde  perl-5.25.5.tar.gz
 524140b4f7d5fcb4878b385eeb8afff9f87fed23  perl-5.25.5.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 5.25.5 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 67,000 lines of changes across 230 files from 25

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 62,000 lines of changes to 160 .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 5.25.5:

Aaron Crane, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry,
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Dan Collins, Daniel Dragan, Dave Cross, David
Mitchell, E. Choroba, Father Chrysostomos, James E Keenan, Jerry D. Hedden,
Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Ricardo Signes, Rick Delaney, Sawyer X, Stevan
Little, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Theo Buehler, Tony Cook, Yaroslav Kuzmin,
Yves Orton.

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 25.6 on Novemeber 20th, 2016.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 26.0, should appear in May 2017.


Stevan Little

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