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Perl 5.22.3-RC4 is now available!

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Steve Hay via perl5-porters
October 12, 2016 21:51
Perl 5.22.3-RC4 is now available!
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  Far off from these, a slow and silent stream,
  Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls
  Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks
  Forthwith his former state and being forgets --
  Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
  Beyond this flood a frozen continent
  Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms
  Of Whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land
  Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems
  Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice,
  A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog
  Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old,
  Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air
  Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
  Thither, by harpy-footed Furies haled,
  At certain revolutions all the damned
  Are brought; and feel by turns the bitter change
  Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce,
  From beds of raging fire to starve in ice
  Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine
  Immovable, infixed, and frozen round
  Periods of time -- thence hurried back to fire.
  They ferry over this Lethean sound
  Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment,
  And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach
  The tempting stream, with one small drop to lose
  In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe,
  All in one moment, and so near the brink;
  But fate withstands, and, to oppose the attempt,
  Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards
  The ford, and of itself the water flies
  All taste of living wight, as once it fled
  The lip of Tantalus.

    -- John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II

We are relieved to announce the fourth release candidate of version
22.3, the third maintenance release of version 22 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.3-RC4 from your favourite
CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  bee11021b2b182f6b79b1c2e4661ac330edff242  perl-5.22.3-RC4.tar.gz
  af334b67f57f95877bc5490746a0266285fbc5c7  perl-5.22.3-RC4.tar.bz2
  b18a8f8b95948451e3ee8afb82f5c3b743ca2452  perl-5.22.3-RC4.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.

***Please, please, please*** test your code against perl-5.22.3-RC4.
This is your last chance to point out any critical regressions before
v5.22.3 ships "for real," and we'd rather fix things for v5.22.3 than
for v5.22.4!

The final v5.22.3 will ship no sooner than Wednesday 19th October 2016.

Steve Hay

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