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Sawyer X
July 21, 2017 09:07
Re: Perl 5.27.2 is now available
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    Thanks, Aaron.<br>
    (Also, I like your epigraph. :) )<br>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 07/20/2017 09:32 PM, Aaron Crane
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      <pre wrap="">  He went back for another stack of books: a three-volume English legal
  treatise; a travel guide to Tuscany from the '20s crammed with faded
  Italian wildflowers that fluttered out from between the pages like
  moths; a French edition of Turgeniev so decayed that it came apart in
  his hands; a register of London society from 1863. In a way it was
  idiotic. He was treating these books like they were holy relics. It
  wasn't like he would ever actually read them. But there was something
  magnetic about them, something that compelled respect, even the silly
  ones, like the Enlightenment treatise about how lightning was caused
  by bees. They were information, data, but not in the form he was used
  to dealing with it. They were non-digital, nonelectrical chunks of
  memory, not stamped out of silicon but laboriously crafted out of wood
  pulp and ink, leather and glue. Somebody had cared enough to write
  these things; somebody else had cared enough to buy them, possibly
  even read them, at the very least keep them safe for 150 years,
  sometimes longer, when they could have vanished at the touch of a
  spark. That made them worth something, didn't it, just by itself?
  Though most of them would have bored him rigid the second he cracked
  them open, which there wasn't much chance of. Maybe that was what he
  found so appealing: the sight of so many books that he'd never have to
  read, so much work he'd never have to do.
        — Lev Grossman, "Codex"

We are beyond whelmed to announce version 5.27.2, the third
development release of version 27 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.2 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

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SHA1 digests for this release are:

 2fa7de7a6807eb06ddafff99660b61b60d4d308f   perl-5.27.2.tar.gz
 2d5b6c7fa7673a53886db599e3e6394ede690f90   perl-5.27.2.tar.bz2
 5d7f6c0c9646476a93831eab49dfdb0336a3d364   perl-5.27.2.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 at

<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href=""></a>

Perl 5.27.2 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.27.1 and contains approximately 26,000 lines of changes across 290
files from 18 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 9,700 lines of changes to 150 .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 5.27.2:

Aaron Crane, Alberto Simões, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, David Mitchell, E. Choroba, Eric Herman, Father
Chrysostomos, James E Keenan, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Ricardo
Signes, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Tony Cook, Vitali Peil, 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&lt;AUTHORS&gt; file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 5.27.3 on 20th August 2018.  The next
major stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should appear in May

Share and enjoy!


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