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Darren Duncan
July 3, 2023 18:33
Re: perl v5.38.0 is now available
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On 2023-07-02 4:01 p.m., Ricardo Signes wrote:
> We are happy to announce version 38.0, the first stable release of version 38 of 
> Perl 5.  In other words: v5.38.0 has been released, and this is good!

Thank you greatly to everyone who contributed to making this version, including 
its predecessors, it is in immense benefit to society.

> Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrantcommunity 
> of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the 
> improvements that became Perl 5.38.0:
> 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.
> For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see 
> the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

I find it unfortunate that these release announcements don't include people who 
did very significant design/etc work but not commits, such as Curtis Poe, who 
was instrumental in the "class" headlining feature.  I recognize that would be 
difficult to automate.  But at least Curtis and presumably others with 
non-commit contributions are listed in the AUTHORS file, which is longer lasting 
and somewhat more prominent.

-- Darren Duncan

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