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Perl 5.27.5 is now available!

Steve Hay via perl5-porters
October 20, 2017 22:20
Perl 5.27.5 is now available!
Message ID:
  'Can I do anything?' Alice suggested timidly, thinking that something
dreadful must have happened.
  The Waterflap jumped as if it had been shot. 'What are you doing
here?' it snapped. 'Take this at once into the Directional room,' and it
thrust the paper which had caused all the fuss into her hands.
  'But where is the Directional room?' she inquired, bewildered.
  'Why, there of course,' howled the Waterflap, pointing to a door.
  'How could I possibly know that!' Alice exclaimed, angered by his
  'Silly girl,' it hissed. 'Why, it's called the Directional room
because it's in that direction,' and it pushed her roughly through the

    -- Frank Birch, Dilly Knox & G. P. Mackeson, "Alice in I.D.25"

We are on cloud nine to announce version 27.5, the sixth development
release of version 27 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.5 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  65518b9e289ebe0265bc6a44d7287c550ae6d1e0  perl-5.27.5.tar.gz
  7b12a278b26d22c96eb596a6090175cfe11c450f  perl-5.27.5.tar.bz2
  7d8c3bc318bd4b539798895fbef1cca4970f07b4  perl-5.27.5.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 5.27.5 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.27.4 and contains approximately 29,000 lines of changes across 430
files from 20 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 17,000 lines of changes to 340 .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 5.27.5:

Aaron Crane, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, Dmitry Ulanov, Dominic Hargreaves, Father Chrysostomos,
H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, John P. Linderman, John SJ Anderson,
Lukas Mai, Nicolas R., Sawyer X, Smylers, Steve Hay, Tom Hukins, Tony
Cook, Yves Orton, 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 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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 27.6 on 20 November 2017.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should appear in May 2018.


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