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Perl 5.12.4 is now available

You cannot eat breakfast all day,
When breakfast is taken away,
To turn his attention to dinner;
And it's not in the range of belief,
To look upon him as a glutton,
Who, when he is tired of beef,
Determines to tackle the mutton.
Ah! But this I am willing to say,
If it will appease her sorrow,
I'll marry this lady today,
And I'll marry the other tomorrow!

-- William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"

It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.12.4, the fifth stable release o…

Perl Epigraphs

Many Perl release announcements included an epigraph, a short excerpt from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity, and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.

It's quite interesting to read through the epigraphs in epigraphs.pod - a small insight into the Perl pumpkings. How many epigraphs do you recognize?

Perl 5.12.4-RC1 is now available

Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
Lobster I freely endorse,
In pate or patty or pasty.
But there's nothing the matter with butter,
And nothing the matter with jam,
And the warmest greetings I utter
To the ham and the yam and the clam.
For they're food,
All food,
And I think very fondly of food.
Through I'm broody at times
When bothered by rhymes,
I brood
On food.

-- Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"

I've just uploaded the first release candidate for Perl 5.12.4 to…

About acme

user-pic Léon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.