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5.27.3 released!

August 21, 2017 20:50
5.27.3 released!
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  When you walk through a storm
  Hold your head up high
  And don't be afraid of the dark

  At the end of a storm
  There's a golden sky
  And the sweet silver song of a lark

  Walk on through the wind
  Walk on through the rain
  Though your dreams be tossed and blown

  Walk on, walk on
  With hope in your heart
  And you'll never walk alone

  You'll never walk alone

  Walk on, walk on
  With hope in your heart
  And you'll never walk alone

  You'll never walk alone

    -- Rodgers and Hammerstein, "You'll Never Walk Alone"

We are wildly delighted to announce version 5.27.3,
the 4th development release of version 27 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.3 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 c2b55c87f5dddd91046ef7a70e0a12406c248bd5  perl-5.27.3.tar.gz
 72eb5cc5f4de49efb8e911891f6baa4740d50906  perl-5.27.3.tar.bz2
 984aac409e9c8c0f4f483af6099481f7923a7b72  perl-5.27.3.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 at

Perl 5.27.3 represents approximately 5 weeks of development since Perl 5.27.2
and contains approximately 5,400 lines of changes across 150 files from 19

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 4,000 lines of changes to 85 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

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 5.27.3:

Aaron Crane, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry,
Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos,
James E Keenan, Karl Williamson, Ken Brown, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall,
Nicholas Clark, Robin Barker, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Tony Cook, Zefram.

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

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.

We expect to release version 5.27.4 on 2017-09-20.  The next major stable
release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should appear in May 2018.


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