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Sawyer X
June 6, 2018 12:34
perl-5.28.0-RC1 is now available
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  Had she not been of exceptional intelligence and literacy, with an
  imagination filled and sustained, so to speak, by the images of
  others, images conveyed by language, by the word, she might have
  remained almost as helpless as a baby.

    -- Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other
Clinical Tales

We are glad to announce Perl 5.28-RC2, the 2nd release candidate
of 5.28.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.28.0-RC2 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  63895c5da7196a26d8be3a392071e25a89730d49  perl-5.28.0-RC2.tar.gz
  24d215e5a777090f4ad132bb50de987f3d4b6b35  perl-5.28.0-RC2.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 5.28.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl
5.26.0 and contains approximately 730,000 lines of changes across 2,200
files from 77 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 580,000 lines of changes to 1,300 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to have
contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.28.0:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason, Alberto Simões, Alexandr
Savca, Andrew Fresh, Andy Dougherty, Andy Lester, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Ask
Bjørn Hansen, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, Dan Collins, Daniel Dragan, David Cantrell, David Mitchell,
Dmitry Ulanov, Dominic Hargreaves, E. Choroba, Eric Herman, Eugen Konkov,
Father Chrysostomos, Gene Sullivan, George Hartzell, Graham Knop, Harald
Jörg, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, Jacques Germishuys, James E
Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Jerry D. Hedden, J. Nick Koston, John Lightsey,
John Peacock, John P. Linderman, John SJ Anderson, Karen Etheridge, Karl
Williamson, Ken Brown, Ken Cotterill, Leon Timmermans, Lukas Mai, Marco
Fontani, Marc-Philip Werner, Matthew Horsfall, Neil Bowers, Nicholas Clark,
Nicolas R., Niko Tyni, Pali, Paul Marquess, Peter John Acklam, Reini Urban,
Renee Baecker, Ricardo Signes, Robin Barker, Sawyer X, Scott Lanning, Sergey
Aleynikov, Shirakata Kentaro, Shoichi Kaji, Slaven Rezic, Smylers, Steffen
Müller, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Thomas Sibley, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz
Konojacki, Tom Hukins, Tom Wyant, Tony Cook, Vitali Peil, Yves Orton,

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 5.28.0 within a week if all goes well. :)


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