I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
machinery like that.
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
We are jolly to announce version 25.12, the 12th development release of
version 25 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.25.12 from your favorite 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 at
Perl 5.25.12 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 1,700 lines of changes across 150 files from 8
Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 700 lines of changes to 73 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
of users and developers. The following people are known to have
improvements that became Perl 5.25.12:
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David Mitchell, James E
Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karl Williamson, Pali, Sawyer X.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the
the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug
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,
the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 26.0, should appear in
In bugs and hugs,