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Perl 5.25.12 is now available!

Sawyer X
April 20, 2017 19:53
Perl 5.25.12 is now available!
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  I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
  part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
  to fill them with satisfaction or glee.

  I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
  machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
  machinery like that.

    -- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

We are jolly to announce version 25.12, the 12th development release of
version 25 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.25.12 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 65fff497b5536f58481091f200e0f15d11212ab1  perl-5.25.12.tar.gz
 a08ceb37867328157af9e9b1abff1ba0bccb38c0  perl-5.25.12.tar.bz2
 dd866a6b16b3ac947dbfcbfcdff1cac8d318d020  perl-5.25.12.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 5.25.12 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 1,700 lines of changes across 150 files from 8

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 700 lines of changes to 73 .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 the
improvements that became Perl 5.25.12:

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David Mitchell, James E
Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karl Williamson, Pali, Sawyer X.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
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.

The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 26.0, should appear in
May 2017.

In bugs and hugs,
Sawyer X. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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