It was more than two o'clock in the afternoon when Adam came in sight
of the grey town on the hill-side and looked searchingly towards the
green valley below, for the first glimpse of the old thatched roof
near the ugly red mill.
-- George Eliot, "Adam Bede"
We are happy to announce version 33.4 the fifth development release of
version 33 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.33.4 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 5.33.4 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.33.3 and contains approximately 6,900 lines of changes across 340 files
from 16 authors.
Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 4,200 lines of changes to 260 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to have
contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.33.4:
Ben Cornett, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dan Book, David Mitchell, Giovanni
Tataranni, James E Keenan, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Marcus
Holland-Moritz, Nicolas R., Richard Leach, Scott Baker, Steve Hay, TAKAI
Kousuke, Tom Hukins, 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.
We expect to release version 33.5 on 20 December 2020. The next major
stable release of Perl should appear in the first half of 2021.