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Karl Williamson
February 22, 2018 05:23
Re: Release 5.27.9 is available now!
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On 02/20/2018 01:49 PM, Renee B wrote:
> Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
> than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
> His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
> a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
> The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
> speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
> Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
> limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
> of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
> and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
> cases of the day.
>    He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
> Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
> raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
>    "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
>    "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
>    And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
> exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
>      -- Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, p. 14
> We are 'pleased' to announce version 5.27.9,
> the tenth development release of version 27 of Perl 5.
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.9 from your
> favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:
> SHA1 digests for this release are:
>   d2508d0f3f761cf06260dda54c3ae22314ad9d7c   perl-5.27.9.tar.gz
>   6f31cd1f524fa37e29b0d8512bacf8e351fd4683   perl-5.27.9.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

blead has not been updated to include this.

> Perl 5.27.9 represents approximately 5 weeks of development since Perl
> 5.27.8 and contains approximately 29,000 lines of changes across 360 files
> from 26 authors.
> Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
> approximately 13,000 lines of changes to 250 .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 5.27.9:
> Aaron Crane, Abigail, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn
> Ilmari Mannsåker, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, George Hartzell,
> H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, Jerry D. Hedden, Karl
> Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Pali, Reini Urban, Sawyer X, Slaven Rezic,
> Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tom Wyant, 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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.
> We expect to release version 27.9 on March 20th, 2018.
> The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should
> appear in May 2018.
> Kind regards,
> Renée

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