Cats hate doors. Doors simply do not register in the evolutionary story
of the cat family. They constantly block patrolling activities and
prevent cats from exploring their home range and then returning to their
central, secure base at will. Humans often do not understand that a cat
needs to make only a brief survey of its territory before returning with
all the necessary information about the activities of other cats in the
vicinity. It likes to make these tours of inspection at frequent
intervals, but does not want to stay outside for very long, unless there
has been some special and unexpected change in the condition of the
local feline population.
-- Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
We are pleased to announce version 24.4, the fourth maintenance release
of version 24 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.24.4 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
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 5.24.4 represents approximately 7 months of development since Perl
5.24.3 and contains approximately 2,400 lines of changes across 49 files
from 12 authors.
Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 1,300 lines of changes to 12 .pm, .t, .c and .h
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 5.24.4:
Abigail, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, John SJ Anderson, Karen Etheridge,
Karl Williamson, Renee Baecker, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo, Tony
Cook, Yves Orton, Zefram.
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 28.0, should appear in
May 2018, with version 29.0 released around the same time.