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Perl 5.27.6 is now available!

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Karen Etheridge
November 20, 2017 23:00
Perl 5.27.6 is now available!
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  Behold the duck,
  it does not cluck;
  a cluck it lacks,
  it quacks!

  It is 'specially fond
  of puddles or ponds;
  when it dines or sups
  it bottoms ups.

    -- Ogden Nash

We are tickled pink to announce version 27.6,
the seventh development release of version 27 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.6 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 6da81d2f9d6bff6c530acd007e26a2ecc6005043   perl-5.27.6.tar.gz
 024436b312988fc362b58b50f7d5f915b04ee4dc   perl-5.27.6.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 5.27.6 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 110,000 lines of changes across 1,100 files from

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 20,000 lines of changes to 430 .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
improvements that became Perl 5.27.6:

Aaron Crane, Andrew Fresh, Ask Bjöern Hansen, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig
A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David Cantrell, David
Mitchell, Dominic Hargreaves, Father Chrysostomos, Harald Jörg, H.Merijn
Brand, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, J. Nick Koston, John Lightsey,
Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Nicolas R., Paul
Marquess, Sawyer X, Slaven Rezic, Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo, Tony Cook, Yves
Orton, Zefram.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names
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
the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 5.27.7 on 20 December 2017.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should
appear in April or May 2018.

Happy hacking!

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