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1=head1 NAME
2
3perlhist - the Perl history records
4
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5=head1 DESCRIPTION
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7This document aims to record the Perl source code releases.
8
9=head1 INTRODUCTION
10
11Perl history in brief, by Larry Wall:
12
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13 Perl 0 introduced Perl to my officemates.
14 Perl 1 introduced Perl to the world, and changed /\(...\|...\)/ to
d516a115 15 /(...|...)/. \(Dan Faigin still hasn't forgiven me. :-\)
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16 Perl 2 introduced Henry Spencer's regular expression package.
17 Perl 3 introduced the ability to handle binary data (embedded nulls).
18 Perl 4 introduced the first Camel book. Really. We mostly just
d516a115 19 switched version numbers so the book could refer to 4.000.
cac726e9 20 Perl 5 introduced everything else, including the ability to
d516a115 21 introduce everything else.
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22
23=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE PUMPKIN
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7b8d334a 25Larry Wall, Andy Dougherty, Tom Christiansen, Charles Bailey, Nick
193fb0af 26Ing-Simmons, Chip Salzenberg, Tim Bunce, Malcolm Beattie, Gurusamy
e78084cb 27Sarathy, Graham Barr, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Hugo van der Sanden,
294fc197 28Michael Schwern, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Nicholas Clark, Richard Clamp,
3b63b116 29Leon Brocard, Dave Mitchell, Jesse Vincent, Ricardo Signes, Steve Hay.
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30
31=head2 PUMPKIN?
32
33[from Porting/pumpkin.pod in the Perl source code distribution]
34
35Chip Salzenberg gets credit for that, with a nod to his cow orker,
36David Croy. We had passed around various names (baton, token, hot
37potato) but none caught on. Then, Chip asked:
38
39[begin quote]
40
41 Who has the patch pumpkin?
42
43To explain: David Croy once told me once that at a previous job,
44there was one tape drive and multiple systems that used it for backups.
45But instead of some high-tech exclusion software, they used a low-tech
46method to prevent multiple simultaneous backups: a stuffed pumpkin.
47No one was allowed to make backups unless they had the "backup pumpkin".
48
49[end quote]
50
51The name has stuck. The holder of the pumpkin is sometimes called
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52the pumpking (keeping the source afloat?) or the pumpkineer (pulling
53the strings?).
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54
55=head1 THE RECORDS
56
57 Pump- Release Date Notes
58 king (by no means
59 comprehensive,
60 see Changes*
61 for details)
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d516a115 64 Larry 0 Classified. Don't ask.
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66 Larry 1.000 1987-Dec-18
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68 1.001..10 1988-Jan-30
69 1.011..14 1988-Feb-02
8b04df2c 70 Schwern 1.0.15 2002-Dec-18 Modernization
2c3bc011 71 Richard 1.0.16 2003-Dec-18
eea97dc2 72
cac726e9 73 Larry 2.000 1988-Jun-05
eea97dc2 74
cac726e9 75 2.001 1988-Jun-28
eea97dc2 76
cac726e9 77 Larry 3.000 1989-Oct-18
eea97dc2 78
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79 3.001 1989-Oct-26
80 3.002..4 1989-Nov-11
81 3.005 1989-Nov-18
82 3.006..8 1989-Dec-22
83 3.009..13 1990-Mar-02
84 3.014 1990-Mar-13
85 3.015 1990-Mar-14
86 3.016..18 1990-Mar-28
d516a115 87 3.019..27 1990-Aug-10 User subs.
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88 3.028 1990-Aug-14
89 3.029..36 1990-Oct-17
90 3.037 1990-Oct-20
91 3.040 1990-Nov-10
92 3.041 1990-Nov-13
f7ee4c02 93 3.042..43 1991-Jan-??
cac726e9 94 3.044 1991-Jan-12
eea97dc2 95
cac726e9 96 Larry 4.000 1991-Mar-21
eea97dc2 97
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98 4.001..3 1991-Apr-12
99 4.004..9 1991-Jun-07
100 4.010 1991-Jun-10
101 4.011..18 1991-Nov-05
d516a115 102 4.019 1991-Nov-11 Stable.
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103 4.020..33 1992-Jun-08
104 4.034 1992-Jun-11
105 4.035 1992-Jun-23
d516a115 106 Larry 4.036 1993-Feb-05 Very stable.
eea97dc2 107
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108 5.000alpha1 1993-Jul-31
109 5.000alpha2 1993-Aug-16
110 5.000alpha3 1993-Oct-10
111 5.000alpha4 1993-???-??
112 5.000alpha5 1993-???-??
193fb0af 113 5.000alpha6 1994-Mar-18
ac580030 114 5.000alpha7 1994-Mar-25
cac726e9 115 Andy 5.000alpha8 1994-Apr-04
d516a115 116 Larry 5.000alpha9 1994-May-05 ext appears.
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117 5.000alpha10 1994-Jun-11
118 5.000alpha11 1994-Jul-01
d516a115 119 Andy 5.000a11a 1994-Jul-07 To fit 14.
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120 5.000a11b 1994-Jul-14
121 5.000a11c 1994-Jul-19
122 5.000a11d 1994-Jul-22
93e0d802 123 Larry 5.000alpha12 1994-Aug-04
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124 Andy 5.000a12a 1994-Aug-08
125 5.000a12b 1994-Aug-15
126 5.000a12c 1994-Aug-22
127 5.000a12d 1994-Aug-22
128 5.000a12e 1994-Aug-22
129 5.000a12f 1994-Aug-24
130 5.000a12g 1994-Aug-24
131 5.000a12h 1994-Aug-24
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132 Larry 5.000beta1 1994-Aug-30
133 Andy 5.000b1a 1994-Sep-06
d516a115 134 Larry 5.000beta2 1994-Sep-14 Core slushified.
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135 Andy 5.000b2a 1994-Sep-14
136 5.000b2b 1994-Sep-17
137 5.000b2c 1994-Sep-17
193fb0af 138 Larry 5.000beta3 1994-Sep-??
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139 Andy 5.000b3a 1994-Sep-18
140 5.000b3b 1994-Sep-22
141 5.000b3c 1994-Sep-23
142 5.000b3d 1994-Sep-27
143 5.000b3e 1994-Sep-28
144 5.000b3f 1994-Sep-30
145 5.000b3g 1994-Oct-04
146 Andy 5.000b3h 1994-Oct-07
ac580030 147 Larry? 5.000gamma 1994-Oct-13?
eea97dc2 148
a7f7c56a 149 Larry 5.000 1994-Oct-17
eea97dc2 150
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151 Andy 5.000a 1994-Dec-19
152 5.000b 1995-Jan-18
153 5.000c 1995-Jan-18
154 5.000d 1995-Jan-18
155 5.000e 1995-Jan-18
156 5.000f 1995-Jan-18
157 5.000g 1995-Jan-18
158 5.000h 1995-Jan-18
159 5.000i 1995-Jan-26
160 5.000j 1995-Feb-07
161 5.000k 1995-Feb-11
162 5.000l 1995-Feb-21
93e0d802 163 5.000m 1995-Feb-28
cac726e9 164 5.000n 1995-Mar-07
ac580030 165 5.000o 1995-Mar-13?
eea97dc2 166
cac726e9 167 Larry 5.001 1995-Mar-13
eea97dc2 168
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169 Andy 5.001a 1995-Mar-15
170 5.001b 1995-Mar-31
171 5.001c 1995-Apr-07
172 5.001d 1995-Apr-14
d516a115 173 5.001e 1995-Apr-18 Stable.
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174 5.001f 1995-May-31
175 5.001g 1995-May-25
176 5.001h 1995-May-25
177 5.001i 1995-May-30
178 5.001j 1995-Jun-05
179 5.001k 1995-Jun-06
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180 5.001l 1995-Jun-06 Stable.
181 5.001m 1995-Jul-02 Very stable.
182 5.001n 1995-Oct-31 Very unstable.
cac726e9 183 5.002beta1 1995-Nov-21
93e0d802 184 5.002b1a 1995-Dec-04
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185 5.002b1b 1995-Dec-04
186 5.002b1c 1995-Dec-04
187 5.002b1d 1995-Dec-04
188 5.002b1e 1995-Dec-08
189 5.002b1f 1995-Dec-08
d516a115 190 Tom 5.002b1g 1995-Dec-21 Doc release.
cac726e9 191 Andy 5.002b1h 1996-Jan-05
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192 5.002b2 1996-Jan-14
193 Larry 5.002b3 1996-Feb-02
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194 Andy 5.002gamma 1996-Feb-11
195 Larry 5.002delta 1996-Feb-27
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196
197 Larry 5.002 1996-Feb-29 Prototypes.
198
cac726e9 199 Charles 5.002_01 1996-Mar-25
eea97dc2 200
d516a115 201 5.003 1996-Jun-25 Security release.
eea97dc2 202
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203 5.003_01 1996-Jul-31
204 Nick 5.003_02 1996-Aug-10
205 Andy 5.003_03 1996-Aug-28
206 5.003_04 1996-Sep-02
207 5.003_05 1996-Sep-12
208 5.003_06 1996-Oct-07
209 5.003_07 1996-Oct-10
210 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19
211 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26
212 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29
213 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06
214 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19
215 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20
216 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23
217 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23
218 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24
219 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27
220 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31
221 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04
222 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07
223 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15
224 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16
225 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25
226 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29
227 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04
228 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10
229 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18
230 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21
d516a115 231 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 Ramping up to the 5.004 release.
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232 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01
233 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06
234 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10
235 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22
236 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25
237 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01
d516a115 238 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 Fairly widely used.
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239 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05
240 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08
241 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10
242 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13
243 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15
244 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17
245 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18
246 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24
247 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25
248 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28
249 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30
250 5.003_99 1997-May-01
251 5.003_99a 1997-May-09
d516a115 252 p54rc1 1997-May-12 Release Candidates.
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253 p54rc2 1997-May-14
254
d516a115 255 Chip 5.004 1997-May-15 A major maintenance release.
eea97dc2 256
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257 Tim 5.004_01-t1 1997-???-?? The 5.004 maintenance track.
258 5.004_01-t2 1997-Jun-11 aka perl5.004m1t2
259 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13
260 5.004_01_01 1997-Jul-29 aka perl5.004m2t1
261 5.004_01_02 1997-Aug-01 aka perl5.004m2t2
262 5.004_01_03 1997-Aug-05 aka perl5.004m2t3
cac726e9 263 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07
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264 5.004_02_01 1997-Aug-12 aka perl5.004m3t1
265 5.004_03-t2 1997-Aug-13 aka perl5.004m3t2
cac726e9 266 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05
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267 5.004_04-t1 1997-Sep-19 aka perl5.004m4t1
268 5.004_04-t2 1997-Sep-23 aka perl5.004m4t2
269 5.004_04-t3 1997-Oct-10 aka perl5.004m4t3
270 5.004_04-t4 1997-Oct-14 aka perl5.004m4t4
cac726e9 271 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15
f7ee4c02 272 5.004_04-m1 1998-Mar-04 (5.004m5t1) Maint. trials for 5.004_05.
1a607138 273 5.004_04-m2 1998-May-01
193fb0af 274 5.004_04-m3 1998-May-15
eea97dc2 275 5.004_04-m4 1998-May-19
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276 5.004_05-MT5 1998-Jul-21
277 5.004_05-MT6 1998-Oct-09
278 5.004_05-MT7 1998-Nov-22
279 5.004_05-MT8 1998-Dec-03
280 Chip 5.004_05-MT9 1999-Apr-26
281 5.004_05 1999-Apr-29
eea97dc2 282
d516a115 283 Malcolm 5.004_50 1997-Sep-09 The 5.005 development track.
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284 5.004_51 1997-Oct-02
285 5.004_52 1997-Oct-15
286 5.004_53 1997-Oct-16
287 5.004_54 1997-Nov-14
288 5.004_55 1997-Nov-25
289 5.004_56 1997-Dec-18
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290 5.004_57 1998-Feb-03
291 5.004_58 1998-Feb-06
292 5.004_59 1998-Feb-13
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293 5.004_60 1998-Feb-20
294 5.004_61 1998-Feb-27
295 5.004_62 1998-Mar-06
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296 5.004_63 1998-Mar-17
297 5.004_64 1998-Apr-03
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298 5.004_65 1998-May-15
299 5.004_66 1998-May-29
300 Sarathy 5.004_67 1998-Jun-15
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301 5.004_68 1998-Jun-23
302 5.004_69 1998-Jun-29
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303 5.004_70 1998-Jul-06
304 5.004_71 1998-Jul-09
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305 5.004_72 1998-Jul-12
306 5.004_73 1998-Jul-13
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307 5.004_74 1998-Jul-14 5.005 beta candidate.
308 5.004_75 1998-Jul-15 5.005 beta1.
309 5.004_76 1998-Jul-21 5.005 beta2.
310 5.005 1998-Jul-22 Oneperl.
311
312 Sarathy 5.005_01 1998-Jul-27 The 5.005 maintenance track.
313 5.005_02-T1 1998-Aug-02
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314 5.005_02-T2 1998-Aug-05
315 5.005_02 1998-Aug-08
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316 Graham 5.005_03-MT1 1998-Nov-30
317 5.005_03-MT2 1999-Jan-04
318 5.005_03-MT3 1999-Jan-17
319 5.005_03-MT4 1999-Jan-26
320 5.005_03-MT5 1999-Jan-28
f7ee4c02 321 5.005_03-MT6 1999-Mar-05
ba7a42cf 322 5.005_03 1999-Mar-28
294fc197 323 Leon 5.005_04-RC1 2004-Feb-05
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324 5.005_04-RC2 2004-Feb-18
325 5.005_04 2004-Feb-23
eea97dc2 326
87275199 327 Sarathy 5.005_50 1998-Jul-26 The 5.6 development track.
dfe13c55 328 5.005_51 1998-Aug-10
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329 5.005_52 1998-Sep-25
330 5.005_53 1998-Oct-31
c2444246 331 5.005_54 1998-Nov-30
99ed61e6 332 5.005_55 1999-Feb-16
642c2561 333 5.005_56 1999-Mar-01
ba7a42cf 334 5.005_57 1999-May-25
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335 5.005_58 1999-Jul-27
336 5.005_59 1999-Aug-02
337 5.005_60 1999-Aug-02
338 5.005_61 1999-Aug-20
339 5.005_62 1999-Oct-15
340 5.005_63 1999-Dec-09
341 5.5.640 2000-Feb-02
342 5.5.650 2000-Feb-08 beta1
343 5.5.660 2000-Feb-22 beta2
344 5.5.670 2000-Feb-29 beta3
345 5.6.0-RC1 2000-Mar-09 Release candidate 1.
346 5.6.0-RC2 2000-Mar-14 Release candidate 2.
347 5.6.0-RC3 2000-Mar-21 Release candidate 3.
348 5.6.0 2000-Mar-22
349
350 Sarathy 5.6.1-TRIAL1 2000-Dec-18 The 5.6 maintenance track.
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351 5.6.1-TRIAL2 2001-Jan-31
352 5.6.1-TRIAL3 2001-Mar-19
353 5.6.1-foolish 2001-Apr-01 The "fools-gold" release.
354 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08
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355 Rafael 5.6.2-RC1 2003-Nov-08
356 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 Fix new build issues
bab127f6 357
f7ee4c02 358 Jarkko 5.7.0 2000-Sep-02 The 5.7 track: Development.
b9636b4c 359 5.7.1 2001-Apr-09
f7ee4c02 360 5.7.2 2001-Jul-13 Virtual release candidate 0.
52b65635 361 5.7.3 2002-Mar-05
482b2006 362 5.8.0-RC1 2002-Jun-01
f8711711 363 5.8.0-RC2 2002-Jun-21
d082746b 364 5.8.0-RC3 2002-Jul-13
d1c9d165 365 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18
5f8f474f 366 5.8.1-RC1 2003-Jul-10
d1fb9eca 367 5.8.1-RC2 2003-Jul-11
f28d0af5 368 5.8.1-RC3 2003-Jul-30
591b4a2d 369 5.8.1-RC4 2003-Aug-01
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370 5.8.1-RC5 2003-Sep-22
371 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25
aed365b8 372 Nicholas 5.8.2-RC1 2003-Oct-27
9a664500 373 5.8.2-RC2 2003-Nov-03
bb76650e 374 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05
8fb728ee 375 5.8.3-RC1 2004-Jan-07
dc0b0fbe 376 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14
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377 5.8.4-RC1 2004-Apr-05
378 5.8.4-RC2 2004-Apr-15
cba18cd5 379 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21
c3435ec0 380 5.8.5-RC1 2004-Jul-06
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381 5.8.5-RC2 2004-Jul-08
382 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19
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383 5.8.6-RC1 2004-Nov-11
384 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27
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385 5.8.7-RC1 2005-May-18
386 5.8.7 2005-May-30
7a1c739b 387 5.8.8-RC1 2006-Jan-20
61c48948 388 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31
f9cff250 389 5.8.9-RC1 2008-Nov-10
7a8d7d26 390 5.8.9-RC2 2008-Dec-06
5b5f44f3 391 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14
bab127f6 392
aed365b8 393 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27
d6dfbb98 394 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16
690cf44b 395 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01
604ded12 396 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28
101c1b44 397 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15
201a0ee1 398 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07
c9f6a3ca 399 5.10.0-RC1 2007-Nov-17
f7464869 400 5.10.0-RC2 2007-Nov-25
fa5262d1 401 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18
7989172b 402 David 5.10.1-RC1 2009-Aug-06
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403 5.10.1-RC2 2009-Aug-18
404 5.10.1 2009-Aug-22
4e0160b3 405 Jesse 5.11.0 2009-Oct-02
929e68c6 406 5.11.1 2009-Oct-20
c3d14d79 407 Leon 5.11.2 2009-Nov-20
def9adf2 408 Jesse 5.11.3 2009-Dec-20
a3ed6ee0 409 Ricardo 5.11.4 2010-Jan-20
3b63b116 410 Steve 5.11.5 2010-Feb-20
4e0160b3 411
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412=head2 SELECTED RELEASE SIZES
413
414For example the notation "core: 212 29" in the release 1.000 means that
415it had in the core 212 kilobytes, in 29 files. The "core".."doc" are
416explained below.
417
d516a115 418 release core lib ext t doc
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419 ======================================================================
420
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421 1.000 212 29 - - - - 38 51 62 3
422 1.014 219 29 - - - - 39 52 68 4
423 2.000 309 31 2 3 - - 55 57 92 4
424 2.001 312 31 2 3 - - 55 57 94 4
425 3.000 508 36 24 11 - - 79 73 156 5
426 3.044 645 37 61 20 - - 90 74 190 6
427 4.000 635 37 59 20 - - 91 75 198 4
428 4.019 680 37 85 29 - - 98 76 199 4
429 4.036 709 37 89 30 - - 98 76 208 5
430 5.000alpha2 785 50 114 32 - - 112 86 209 5
431 5.000alpha3 801 50 117 33 - - 121 87 209 5
432 5.000alpha9 1022 56 149 43 116 29 125 90 217 6
433 5.000a12h 978 49 140 49 205 46 152 97 228 9
434 5.000b3h 1035 53 232 70 216 38 162 94 218 21
435 5.000 1038 53 250 76 216 38 154 92 536 62
436 5.001m 1071 54 388 82 240 38 159 95 544 29
437 5.002 1121 54 661 101 287 43 155 94 847 35
438 5.003 1129 54 680 102 291 43 166 100 853 35
439 5.003_07 1231 60 748 106 396 53 213 137 976 39
440 5.004 1351 60 1230 136 408 51 355 161 1587 55
441 5.004_01 1356 60 1258 138 410 51 358 161 1587 55
442 5.004_04 1375 60 1294 139 413 51 394 162 1629 55
443 5.004_05 1463 60 1435 150 394 50 445 175 1855 59
444 5.004_51 1401 61 1260 140 413 53 358 162 1594 56
445 5.004_53 1422 62 1295 141 438 70 394 162 1637 56
446 5.004_56 1501 66 1301 140 447 74 408 165 1648 57
447 5.004_59 1555 72 1317 142 448 74 424 171 1678 58
448 5.004_62 1602 77 1327 144 629 92 428 173 1674 58
449 5.004_65 1626 77 1358 146 615 92 446 179 1698 60
450 5.004_68 1856 74 1382 152 619 92 463 187 1784 60
451 5.004_70 1863 75 1456 154 675 92 494 194 1809 60
452 5.004_73 1874 76 1467 152 762 102 506 196 1883 61
453 5.004_75 1877 76 1467 152 770 103 508 196 1896 62
454 5.005 1896 76 1469 152 795 103 509 197 1945 63
455 5.005_03 1936 77 1541 153 813 104 551 201 2176 72
456 5.005_50 1969 78 1842 301 795 103 514 198 1948 63
457 5.005_53 1999 79 1885 303 806 104 602 224 2002 67
458 5.005_56 2086 79 1970 307 866 113 672 238 2221 75
459 5.6.0 2820 79 2626 364 1096 129 863 280 2840 93
460 5.6.1 2946 78 2921 430 1171 132 1024 304 3330 102
461 5.6.2 2947 78 3143 451 1247 127 1303 387 3406 102
462 5.7.0 2977 80 2801 425 1250 132 975 307 3206 100
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463 5.7.1 3351 84 3442 455 1944 167 1334 357 3698 124
464 5.7.2 3491 87 4858 618 3290 298 1598 449 3910 139
cd47ef99 465 5.7.3 3299 85 4295 537 2196 300 2176 626 4171 120
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466 5.8.0 3489 87 4533 585 2437 331 2588 726 4368 125
467 5.8.1 3674 90 5104 623 2604 353 2983 836 4625 134
468 5.8.2 3633 90 5111 623 2623 357 3019 848 4634 135
469 5.8.3 3625 90 5141 624 2660 363 3083 869 4669 136
470 5.8.4 3653 90 5170 634 2684 368 3148 885 4689 137
471 5.8.5 3664 90 4260 303 2707 369 3208 898 4689 138
472 5.8.6 3690 90 4271 303 3141 396 3411 925 4709 139
473 5.8.7 3788 90 4322 307 3297 401 3485 964 4744 141
474 5.8.8 3895 90 4357 314 3409 431 3622 1017 4979 144
475 5.8.9 4132 93 5508 330 3826 529 4364 1234 5348 152
476 5.9.0 3657 90 4951 626 2603 354 3011 841 4609 135
477 5.9.1 3580 90 5196 634 2665 367 3186 889 4725 138
478 5.9.2 3863 90 4654 312 3283 403 3551 973 4800 142
479 5.9.3 4096 91 5318 381 4806 597 4272 1214 5139 147
480 5.9.4 4393 94 5718 415 4578 642 4646 1310 5335 153
481 5.9.5 4681 96 6849 479 4827 671 5155 1490 5572 159
482 5.10.0 4710 97 7050 486 4899 673 5275 1503 5673 160
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484The "core"..."doc" mean the following files from the Perl source code
485distribution. The glob notation ** means recursively, (.) means
486regular files.
487
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488 core *.[hcy]
489 lib lib/**/*.p[ml]
490 ext ext/**/*.{[hcyt],xs,pm}
aa2f2a36 491 t t/**/*(.) (for 1-5.005_56) or **/*.t (for 5.6.0-5.7.3)
d516a115 492 doc {README*,INSTALL,*[_.]man{,.?},pod/**/*.pod}
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494Here are some statistics for the other subdirectories and one file in
495the Perl source distribution for somewhat more selected releases.
496
497 ======================================================================
498 Legend: kB #
499
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500 1.014 2.001 3.044
501
502 Configure 31 1 37 1 62 1
503 eg - - 34 28 47 39
504 h2pl - - - - 12 12
505 msdos - - - - 41 13
506 os2 - - - - 63 22
507 usub - - - - 21 16
508 x2p 103 17 104 17 137 17
509
510 ======================================================================
511
512 4.000 4.019 4.036
513
514 atarist - - - - 113 31
515 Configure 73 1 83 1 86 1
516 eg 47 39 47 39 47 39
517 emacs 67 4 67 4 67 4
518 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
519 hints - - 5 42 11 56
520 msdos 57 15 58 15 60 15
521 os2 81 29 81 29 113 31
522 usub 25 7 43 8 43 8
523 x2p 147 18 152 19 154 19
524
525 ======================================================================
526
527 5.000a2 5.000a12h 5.000b3h 5.000 5.001m
528
529 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
530 atarist 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
531 bench - - 0 1 - - - - - -
532 Bugs 2 5 26 1 - - - - - -
533 dlperl 40 5 - - - - - - - -
534 do 127 71 - - - - - - - -
535 Configure - - 153 1 159 1 160 1 180 1
536 Doc - - 26 1 75 7 11 1 11 1
537 eg 79 58 53 44 51 43 54 44 54 44
538 emacs 67 4 104 6 104 6 104 1 104 6
539 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
540 hints 11 56 12 46 18 48 18 48 44 56
541 msdos 60 15 60 15 - - - - - -
542 os2 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
543 U - - 62 8 112 42 - - - -
544 usub 43 8 - - - - - - - -
545 vms - - 80 7 123 9 184 15 304 20
546 x2p 171 22 171 21 162 20 162 20 279 20
547
548 ======================================================================
549
550 5.002 5.003 5.003_07
551
552 Configure 201 1 201 1 217 1
553 eg 54 44 54 44 54 44
554 emacs 108 1 108 1 143 1
555 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
556 hints 73 59 77 60 90 62
557 os2 84 17 56 10 117 42
558 plan9 - - - - 79 15
559 Porting - - - - 51 1
560 utils 87 7 88 7 97 7
561 vms 500 24 475 26 505 27
562 x2p 280 20 280 20 280 19
563
564 ======================================================================
565
566 5.004 5.004_04 5.004_62 5.004_65 5.004_68
567
568 beos - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
569 Configure 225 1 225 1 240 1 248 1 256 1
570 cygwin32 23 5 23 5 23 5 24 5 24 5
571 djgpp - - - - 14 5 14 5 14 5
572 eg 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62
573 emacs 194 1 204 1 212 2 212 2 212 2
574 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
575 hints 129 69 132 71 144 72 151 74 155 74
576 os2 121 42 127 42 127 44 129 44 129 44
577 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
578 Porting 94 2 109 4 203 6 234 8 241 9
579 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
580 utils 112 8 118 8 124 8 156 9 159 9
581 vms 518 34 524 34 538 34 569 34 569 34
582 win32 285 33 378 36 470 39 493 39 575 41
583 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 282 19 281 19
584
585 ======================================================================
586
587 5.004_70 5.004_73 5.004_75 5.005 5.005_03
588
589 apollo - - - - - - - - 0 1
590 beos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
591 Configure 256 1 256 1 264 1 264 1 270 1
592 cygwin32 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5
593 djgpp 14 5 14 5 14 5 14 5 15 5
594 eg 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65
595 emacs 262 2 262 2 262 2 262 2 274 2
596 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
597 hints 157 74 157 74 159 74 160 74 179 77
598 mint - - - - - - - - 4 7
599 mpeix - - - - 5 3 5 3 5 3
600 os2 129 44 139 44 142 44 143 44 148 44
601 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
602 Porting 241 9 253 9 259 10 264 12 272 13
603 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
604 utils 160 9 160 9 160 9 160 9 164 9
605 vms 570 34 572 34 573 34 575 34 583 34
606 vos - - - - - - - - 156 10
607 win32 577 41 585 41 585 41 587 41 600 42
608 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19
609
610 ======================================================================
611
612 5.6.0 5.6.1 5.6.2 5.7.3
613
614 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
615 beos 5 2 5 2 5 2 6 4
616 Configure 346 1 361 1 363 1 394 1
617 Cross - - - - - - 4 2
618 djgpp 19 6 19 6 19 6 21 7
619 eg 112 71 112 71 112 71 - -
620 emacs 303 4 319 4 319 4 319 4
621 epoc 29 8 35 8 35 8 36 8
622 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
623 hints 242 83 250 84 321 89 272 87
624 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
625 mpeix 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4
626 NetWare - - - - - - 423 57
627 os2 214 59 224 60 224 60 357 66
628 plan9 92 17 92 17 92 17 85 15
629 Porting 361 15 390 16 390 16 425 21
630 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
631 utils 228 12 221 11 222 11 267 13
632 uts - - - - - - 12 3
633 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
634 vms 686 38 627 38 627 38 649 36
635 vos 227 12 249 15 248 15 281 17
636 win32 755 41 782 42 801 42 1006 50
637 x2p 307 20 307 20 307 20 345 20
638
639 ======================================================================
640
641 5.8.0 5.8.1 5.8.2 5.8.3 5.8.4
642
643 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
644 beos 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4
645 Configure 472 1 493 1 493 1 493 1 494 1
646 Cross 4 2 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10
647 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
648 emacs 319 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
649 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8
650 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
651 hints 294 88 321 89 321 89 321 89 348 91
652 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
653 mpeix 24 5 25 5 25 5 25 5 25 5
654 NetWare 488 61 490 61 490 61 490 61 488 61
655 os2 361 66 445 67 450 67 488 67 488 67
656 plan9 85 15 325 17 325 17 325 17 321 17
657 Porting 479 22 537 32 538 32 539 32 538 33
658 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
659 utils 275 15 258 16 258 16 263 19 263 19
660 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
661 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
662 vms 648 36 654 36 654 36 656 36 656 36
663 vos 330 20 335 20 335 20 335 20 335 20
664 win32 1062 49 1125 49 1127 49 1126 49 1181 56
665 x2p 347 20 348 20 348 20 348 20 348 20
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667 ======================================================================
668
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669 5.8.5 5.8.6 5.8.7 5.8.8 5.8.9
670
671 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
672 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
673 Configure 494 1 494 1 495 1 506 1 520 1
674 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
675 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
676 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 406 4
677 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 35 8
678 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
679 hints 350 91 352 91 355 94 360 94 387 99
680 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
681 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
682 NetWare 488 61 488 61 488 61 490 61 491 61
683 os2 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 552 70
684 plan9 321 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 324 17
685 Porting 538 34 548 35 549 35 564 37 625 41
686 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
687 utils 265 19 265 19 266 19 267 19 281 21
688 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
689 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
690 vms 657 36 658 36 662 36 664 36 716 35
691 vos 335 20 335 20 335 20 336 21 345 22
692 win32 1183 56 1190 56 1199 56 1219 56 1484 68
693 x2p 349 20 349 20 349 20 349 19 350 19
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695 ======================================================================
696
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697 5.9.0 5.9.1 5.9.2 5.9.3 5.9.4
698
699 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
700 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
701 Configure 493 1 493 1 495 1 508 1 512 1
702 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
703 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
704 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
705 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 34 8
706 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
707 hints 321 89 346 91 355 94 359 94 366 96
708 mad - - - - - - - - 174 6
709 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
710 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
711 NetWare 489 61 487 61 487 61 489 61 489 61
712 os2 444 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67
713 plan9 325 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 323 17
714 Porting 537 32 536 33 549 36 564 38 576 38
715 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
716 symbian - - - - - - 293 53 293 53
717 utils 258 16 263 19 268 20 273 23 275 24
718 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
719 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
720 vms 660 36 547 33 553 33 661 33 696 33
721 vos 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7
722 win32 1120 49 1124 51 1191 56 1209 56 1719 90
723 x2p 348 20 348 20 349 20 349 19 349 19
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725 ======================================================================
726
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727 5.9.5 5.10.0
728
729 apollo 8 3 8 3
730 beos 8 4 8 4
731 Configure 518 1 518 1
732 Cross 122 15 122 15
733 djgpp 21 7 21 7
734 emacs 329 4 406 4
735 epoc 34 8 35 8
736 h2pl 24 15 24 15
737 hints 377 98 381 98
738 mad 182 8 182 8
739 mint 11 9 11 9
740 mpeix 49 6 49 6
741 NetWare 489 61 489 61
742 os2 552 70 552 70
743 plan9 324 17 324 17
744 Porting 627 40 632 40
745 qnx 5 3 5 4
746 symbian 300 54 300 54
747 utils 260 26 264 27
748 uts 12 3 12 3
749 vmesa 25 4 25 4
750 vms 690 32 722 32
751 vos 19 8 19 8
752 win32 1482 68 1485 68
753 x2p 349 19 349 19
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755=head2 SELECTED PATCH SIZES
756
699e896a 757The "diff lines kB" means that for example the patch 5.003_08, to be
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758applied on top of the 5.003_07 (or whatever was before the 5.003_08)
759added lines for 110 kilobytes, it removed lines for 19 kilobytes, and
cac726e9 760changed lines for 424 kilobytes. Just the lines themselves are
12940611 761counted, not their context. The "+ - !" become from the diff(1)
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763
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765 king -------------
766 + - !
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769 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19 110 19 424
770 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26 38 9 248
771 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29 29 2 27
772 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06 73 12 165
773 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19 275 6 436
774 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20 95 1 56
775 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23 23 7 333
776 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23 0 0 1
777 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24 12 3 50
778 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27 19 1 14
779 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31 21 1 32
780 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04 80 3 85
781 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07 18 1 146
782 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15 38 10 221
783 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16 4 0 18
784 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25 71 15 119
785 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29 426 1 20
786 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04 21 8 169
787 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10 16 1 15
788 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18 32 10 38
789 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21 58 4 66
790 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 22 2 34
791 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01 37 1 39
792 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06 16 3 69
793 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10 12 3 15
794 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22 407 7 200
795 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25 41 1 37
796 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01 283 5 261
797 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 13 2 34
798 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05 57 1 27
799 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08 14 1 20
800 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10 20 1 16
801 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13 8 0 16
802 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15 15 4 46
803 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17 7 1 33
804 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18 6 1 42
805 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24 23 3 68
806 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25 23 1 31
807 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28 36 1 49
808 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30 171 12 539
809 5.003_99 1997-May-01 6 0 7
810 5.003_99a 1997-May-09 36 2 61
811 p54rc1 1997-May-12 8 1 11
812 p54rc2 1997-May-14 6 0 40
813
814 5.004 1997-May-15 4 0 4
815
816 Tim 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13 222 14 57
817 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07 112 16 119
818 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05 109 0 17
819 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15 66 8 173
820
821=head3 The patch-free era
822
823In more modern times, named releases don't come as often, and as progress
824can be followed (nearly) instantly (with rsync, and since late 2008, git)
825patches between versions are no longer provided. However, that doesn't
826keep us from calculating how large a patch could have been. Which is
827shown in the table below. Unless noted otherwise, the size mentioned is
828the patch to bring version x.y.z to x.y.z+1.
829
830 Sarathy 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08 531 44 651
831 Rafael 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 20 11 1819
832
833 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18 1205 31 471 From 5.7.3
834
835 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25 243 102 6162
836 Nicholas 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05 10 50 788
837 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14 31 13 360
838 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21 33 8 299
839 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19 11 19 255
840 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27 35 3 192
841 5.8.7 2005-May-30 75 34 778
842 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31 131 42 1251
843 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14 340 132 12988
844
845 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 281 168 7132 From 5.8.0
846 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16 57 250 2107
847 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01 720 57 858
848 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28 1124 102 1906
849 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15 896 60 862
850 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07 1149 128 1062
851
852 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18 50 31 13111 From 5.9.5
853
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855=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE RECORDS
856
857Jarkko Hietaniemi <F<jhi@iki.fi>>.
858
859Thanks to the collective memory of the Perlfolk. In addition to the
aa2f2a36 860Keepers of the Pumpkin also Alan Champion, Mark Dominus,
aadc0e04 861Andreas K├Ânig, John Macdonald, Matthias Neeracher, Jeff Okamoto,
aa2f2a36 862Michael Peppler, Randal Schwartz, and Paul D. Smith sent corrections
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863and additions. Abigail added file and patch size data for the 5.6.0 - 5.10
864era.
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866=cut