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Perl 5.31.8 release!

January 20, 2020 17:35
Perl 5.31.8 release!
Message ID:
  Harry used to cut wood for the Brown company over in Stoneham Red
  Rock Basin. And of course he was the best shot in camp. One day the
  foreman told him to go get some meat.

  "Take any gun you want."

  Harry says "I'll take the .45-70."

  Foreman said "That gun's only got one bullet."

  Harry says "I only need one bullet."

  Took the .45-70, went out, an hour later he was back with two Moose,
  a dozen trout you see, and a fluffy partridge. Went back to work.

  Well at supper that night foreman says "Harry, um, something's
  bothering me here a little bit. How did you get all that food with
  only one bullet. I'm a little confused about the... the partridge,
  there ain't a mark on him."

  "Well", Harry says, "I'll tell ya. I took that .45-70, went back into
  the woods a piece there I come to this brook. And I just uh, got to
  the other side when I happen to see two moose in the swamp off
  there. I figured I could get both of 'em. So I took out my huntin'
  knife and stuck it into the mud, hilt foremost, sharp edge on the
  blade towards me of course. I took dead aim on that knife, fired,
  split that bullet and killed those two moose. Well you know the
  recoil knocked me back into the brook. When I come up out of the
  water, my pants were so full of fish that it popped a button off my
  fly and killed that bird."

    -- Joe Perham
      "Joe Perham's Guide to Hunting and Guide to Fishing in Maine"

We are happy to announce version 5.31.8,
the ninth development release of version 31 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.31.8 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 d2d8814ded1b83531f43987d6ae61792f834b333   perl-5.31.8.tar.gz
 ef51fc93c20cd35b83ab5de8aff7b959e0342b55   perl-5.31.8.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 5.31.8 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.31.7 and contains approximately 16,000 lines of changes across 400 files
from 25 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 8,300 lines of changes to 260 .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 5.31.8:

Andy Dougherty, Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chad Granum, Chase Whitener, Chris
'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dan Book, Dan Kogai, David Mitchell,
Felipe Gasper, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, Karl Williamson, Matthew
Horsfall, Nicholas Clark, Nicolas R., Ricardo Signes, Russ Allbery, Santtu
Ojanperä, Slaven Rezic, Smylers, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tony Cook,
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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 5.31.9 on the 20th of February, 2020.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 32.0, should appear
in May 2020.


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