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Perl 5.32.1 is now available!

Steve Hay via perl5-porters
January 23, 2021 15:13
Perl 5.32.1 is now available!
Message ID:
As the warning bells rang, inquisitive people were peeping into the star
dressing room.  Among them were jugglers in bright robes and turbans, a
roller-skater in a knitted cardigan, a comedian with a powdered white
face and a make-up man.  The celebrated guest artiste amazed everyone
with his unusually long, superbly cut tail coat and by wearing a black
domino.  Even more astounding were the black magician's two companions:
a tall man in checks with an unsteady pince-nez and a fat black cat
which walked into the dressing room on its hind legs and casually sat
down on the divan, blinking in the light of the unshaded lamps round the
make-up mirror.

  -- Mikhail Bulgakov, trans. Michael Glenny, "The Master and Margarita"

We are pleased to announce version 32.1, the first maintenance release
of version 32 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.32.1 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  e16a6db69d2071232f442f4052b1ddefb3bac6f9  perl-5.32.1.tar.gz
  1fb4f710d139da1e1a3e1fa4eaba201fcaa8e18e  perl-5.32.1.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 5.32.1 represents approximately 7 months of development since Perl
5.32.0 and contains approximately 7,000 lines of changes across 80 files
from 23 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 1,300 lines of changes to 23 .pm, .t, .c and .h

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 5.32.1:

Adam Hartley, Andy Dougherty, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Dan Book, David
Mitchell, Graham Knop, Graham Ollis, Hauke D, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van
der Sanden, John Lightsey, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Leon
Timmermans, Max Maischein, Nicolas R., Ricardo Signes, Richard Leach,
Sawyer X, Sevan Janiyan, Steve Hay, 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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

The next major stable release of Perl should appear in the first half of

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