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Perl 5.27.8 has been released.

January 20, 2018 03:40
Perl 5.27.8 has been released.
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We are over the moon to announce version 5.27.8 the ninth development
release of version 27 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.8 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 cc0da9e14eb302bedabb9e8df1052fa0d5ef597b  perl-5.27.8.tar.gz
 e548d9169f8c6cb658aac6f644292592fee6d0e4  perl-5.27.8.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 5.27.8 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.27.7 and contains approximately 33,000 lines of changes across 290 files
from 17 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 25,000 lines of changes to 160 .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 5.27.8:

Abigail, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker,
David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, James E Keenan, Karen Etheridge, Karl
Williamson, Niko Tyni, Pali, Peter John Acklam, Scott Lanning, Tomasz
Konojacki, Tom Hukins, 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 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<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 27.9 on February 20, 2018. The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should appear in May 2018.


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