We are pleased to announce Perl 5.18.2, the 3rd release of version 18 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
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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 5.18.2 represents approximately 5 months of development since Perl 5.18.1 and contains approximately 3,100 lines of changes across 73 files from 12 authors.
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.18.2:
Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Graham Knop, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Nicholas Clark, Ricardo Signes, Smylers, 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 5, version 20.0, should appear in May 2014.