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Shlomi Fish
April 14, 2018 12:47
Re: Perl 5.26.2 is now available!
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Hi all,

thanks for the new releases. One question though:

On Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:32:15 +0100
Steve Hay via perl5-porters <> wrote:

> How does a cat use its whiskers?  The usual answer is that the whiskers
> are feelers that enable a cat to tell whether a gap is wide enough for
> it to squeeze through, but the truth is more complicated and more
> remarkable.  In addition to their obvious role as feelers sensitive to
> touch, the whiskers also operate as air-current detectors.  As the cat
> moves along in the dark it needs to manoeuvre past solid objects without
> touching them.  Each solid object it approaches causes slight eddies in
> the air, minute disturbances in the currents of air movements, and the
> cat's whiskers are so amazingly sensitive that they can read these air
> changes and respond to the presence of solid obstacles even without
> touching them.
>   -- Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
> We are pleased to announce version 26.2, the second maintenance release
> of version 26 of Perl 5.
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.26.2 from your favourite CPAN
> mirror or find it at:
> SHA1 digests for this release are:
>   5dc74e667250a663d8f3114869e13ba2869bf6a9  perl-5.26.2.tar.gz
>   2057b65e3a6ac71287c973402cd01084a1edc35b  perl-5.26.2.tar.bz2
>   bfa5c7921ed7bf5e035dbf2f7ff81367b81e372c  perl-5.26.2.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 5.26.2 represents approximately 7 months of development since Perl
> 5.26.1 and contains approximately 3,300 lines of changes across 82 files
> from 17 authors.
> Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
> were approximately 1,800 lines of changes to 36 .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 5.26.2:

Souldn't it be "its fourth decade", Perl being over 30 years old?

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