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February 20, 2021 10:05
Perl 5.33.7 is available
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  “The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest
  of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so
  fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid
of it.”

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

We are happy to announce version 33.7, the eighth
development release of version 33 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.33.7 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  2b7b2adf03dcc99c94f49b2ed987a74a22c6f6f9  perl-5.33.7.tar.gz
  5e99c1fb0c3f19229d0350db4de221d4441ff7ae  perl-5.33.7.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 5.33.7 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.33.6 and contains approximately 11,000 lines of changes across 230 files
from 19 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 2,800 lines of changes to 140 .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 5.33.7:

Andy Dougherty, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dan Book, Eugene
Alvin Villar, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, Karl
Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Paul Evans, Ricardo Signes, Richard Leach,
Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Tomasz Konojacki, Tony Cook, Yves Orton, Zakariyya

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 5.33.8 on March 20th, 2021.
The next major stable release of Perl should appear in the first half of


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