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Perl 5.22.3 is now available!

Steve Hay via perl5-porters
January 14, 2017 20:33
Perl 5.22.3 is now available!
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  As one who strives a hill to climb,
    Who never climbed before:
  Who finds it, in a little time,
  Grow every moment less sublime,
    And votes the thing a bore:

  Yet, having once begun to try,
    Dares not desert his quest,
  But, climbing, ever keeps his eye
  On one small hut against the sky
    Wherein he hopes to rest:

  Who climbs till nerve and force are spent,
    With many a puff and pant:
  Who still, as rises the ascent,
  In language grows more violent,
    Although in breath more scant:

  Who, climbing, gains at length the place
    That crowns the upward track:
  And, entering with unsteady pace,
  Receives a buffet in the face
    That lands him on his back:

  And feels himself, like one in sleep,
    Glide swiftly down again,
  A helpless weight, from steep to steep,
  Till, with a headlong giddy sweep,
    He drops upon the plain -

  So I, that had resolved to bring
    Conviction to a ghost,
  And found it quite a different thing
  From any human arguing,
    Yet dared not quit my post.

    -- Lewis Carroll [1], "Phantasmagoria", Canto 6: Discomfyture

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

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

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  2966b89d7081ffefca06c9cfed0ee21ec621b61c  perl-5.22.3.tar.gz
  07b65e394ba778cb1e5bd97ea9df343886e666f0  perl-5.22.3.tar.bz2
  4c9de6646d559c81116c7a047e7cccf609abbd27  perl-5.22.3.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 5.22.3 represents approximately 9 months of development since Perl
5.22.2 and contains approximately 4,400 lines of changes across 240
files from 20 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 2,200 lines of changes to 170 .pm, .t, .c and .h

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 5.22.3:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Alex Vandiver, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chad Granum,
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell, Father
Chrysostomos, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl
Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Niko Tyni, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X,
Stevan Little, Steve Hay, Tony Cook.

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 26.0, should appear in
May 2017, with version 27.0 released around the same time.

Steve Hay

[1] Real name Charles Dodgson, who died this day, January 14th, in 1898. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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