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Perl 5.33.6 is now available!

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Richard Leach
January 21, 2021 01:45
Perl 5.33.6 is now available!
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  This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even
  inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined
  to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box.

    -- Edward R. Murrow

We are well chuffed to announce version 33.6, the 7th development release
of version 33 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.33.6 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

56e50d4355444e13f640321fc8d9718551f24f03   perl-5.33.6.tar.gz
973274a4e493e677a4a0e15c72260762dbd39850   perl-5.33.6.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 5.33.6 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.33.5 and contains approximately 96,000 lines of changes across 450 files
from 26 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 85,000 lines of changes to 320 .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 5.33.6:

Branislav Zahradník, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dan Book,
Daniel Böhmer, Daniel Laügt, Felipe Gasper, Hugo van der Sanden, James E
Keenan, Kang-min Liu, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Max
Maischein, Michael G Schwern, Paul Evans, Ricardo Signes, Richard Leach,
Sawyer X, Sergey Poznyakoff, Sisyphus, Steve Hay, TAKAI Kousuke, Tomasz
Konojacki, Tom Hukins, Tony Cook.

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 5.33.7 on 20th February 2021.
The next major stable release of Perl should appear in the first half of

Good night and good luck
Richard Leach

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