Cross-posted from my other blog.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of releasing version 5.17.8 of Perl. Perl has had regular, time-boxed monthly development releases for about three years now. This great improvement on the previous situation has been accomplished partly by making the release process into something that can be done even by people who, like me, are far from being experts in Perl’s internals.
One of Perl’s long-standing traditions is that release announcements are
accompanied by an epigraph, chosen by the release
Here are some notes about the epigraph I picked for 5.17.8.