This is a live mirror of the Perl 5 development currently hosted at https://github.com/perl/perl5
Epigraph for v5.19.6
[perl5.git] / Porting / epigraphs.pod
CommitLineData
f1e17f6f
AB
1=encoding utf8
2
4363636d
DG
3=head1 NAME
4
0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
4363636d
DG
6
7=head1 DESCRIPTION
8
0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
2831a86c
ZA
10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
4363636d 13
0e6b8110
DG
14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
17
18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
4363636d 19
5a3c3c58
CBW
20=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
21
22L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
23
24=over
25
26 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
27
28 Mr. Bun: Morning.
29 Waitress: Morning.
30 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
31 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
32 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
33 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
34 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
35 egg on top and spam
36 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
37 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
38 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
39 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
40 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
41 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
42 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
43 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
44 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
45 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
46
47 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
48
49 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
50 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
51 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
52 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
53
54=back
55
4d764166
SH
56=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
57
58L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
59
60=over
61
62 I
63
64 A cat is strolling through my mind
65 Acting as though he owned the place,
66 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
67 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
68
69 So tender and discreet his tone;
70 But whether he should growl or purr
71 His voice is always rich and deep.
72 That is the secret of his charm.
73
74 This purling voice that filters down
75 Into my darkest depths of soul
76 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
77 Delights me as a potion would.
78
79 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
80 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
81 Without the need for any words
82 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
83
84 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
85 Across my heart, fine instrument,
86 And makes to sing so royally
87 The strongest and the purest chord,
88
89 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
90 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
91 In whom all is, angelically,
92 As subtle as harmonious.
93
94 II
95
96 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
97 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
98 I might have been embalmed in it
99 By giving him one little pet.
100
101 He is my household's guardian soul;
102 He judges, he presides, inspires
103 All matters in hos royal realm;
104 Might he be fairy? or a god?
105
106 When my eyes, to this cat I love
107 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
108 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
109 And when I look within myself,
110
111 I notice with astonishment
112 The fire of his opal eyes,
113 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
114 Taking my measure, steadily.
115
116 -- Charles Baudelaire, /The Flowers of Evil, 51. The Cat/,
117 trans. James McGowan
118
119=back
120
ce520fa6
SH
121=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
122
123L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
124
125=over
126
127There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
128that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
129Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
130despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
131loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
132looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
133his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
134of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
135heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
136danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
137She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
138surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
139and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
140be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
141name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
142and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
143him.
144
145=back
146
9a701c04
SH
147=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
148
149L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
150
151=over
152
153E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
154written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
155betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
156have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
157personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
158Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
159For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
160political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
161working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
162between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
163however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
164logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
165an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
166to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
167outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
168there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
169There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
170
171=back
172
0b0ed28b
AP
173=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
174
175L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
176
c2a00619
KW
177=over
178
179The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
180correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
181showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
182however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
183magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
184the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
185
186=back
0b0ed28b 187
549a11ea
DG
188=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
189
703078b2 190L<Announced on 2013-06-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/06/msg203449.html>
549a11ea
DG
191
192 Over hill, over dale,
193 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
194 Over park, over pale,
195 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
196 I do wander everywhere,
197 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
198 And I serve the fairy queen,
199 To dew her orbs upon the green.
200 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
201 In their gold coats, spots you see;
202 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
203 In their freckles live our savours.
204 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
205 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
206 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
207 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
208
209=head2 v5.19.0 -- Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
210
211L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
212
213 From the beginning, I knew…
214 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
215 …that I can't fix…
216 …with my hands…
217
80963870
RS
218=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
219
220L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
221
222The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
223systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
224thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
225operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
226ever seen.
227
228An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
229something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
230kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
231anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
232disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
233gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
234that renders the operating system unnecessary.
235
236=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
237
238L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
239
240Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
241someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
242again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
243and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
244language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
245
4e720792
RS
246=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
247
248L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
249
250It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
251who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
252walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
253and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
254search, in questions, in torment.
255
256=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
257
258L<Announced on 2013-04-16 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201889.html>
259
260Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
261
262=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
263
264L<Announced on 2013-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201823.html>
265
266 I'd love to go drowning
267 And to stay and to stay
268 But the ocean doesn't want me today
269 I'll go in up to here
270 It can't possibly hurt
271 All they will find is my beer
272 And my shirt
273
274=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
275
276L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
277
278 And the great day of wrath has come
279 And here's mud in your big red eye
280 The poker's in the fire
281 And the locusts take the sky
282 And the earth died screaming
283 While I lay dreaming of you
284
285=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
286
287L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
288
289 What's he building in there?
290
291 We have a right to know…
292
293=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel, This is Spın̈al Tap
294
295L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
296
297It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
298eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
299
7707f065
MM
300=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon The Deep
301
302L<Announced on 2013-03-22 by Max Maischein|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00908.html>
303
304The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
305followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
306safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
307place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
308would be famous for this.
309
310Six months passed. A year.
311
312The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
313Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
314powerful, it does not need to self-know.
315
08210155
RS
316=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, Freedom of Choice
317
318L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00414.html>
319
320 A victim of collision on the open sea
321 Nobody ever said that life was free
322 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
323 But use your freedom of choice
324
773fc85b
DM
325=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, The Nine Billion Names of God
326
08210155
RS
327L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00393.html>
328
773fc85b
DM
329He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
330mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
331encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
332
333'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
334Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
335finished its run. It was due about now.'
336
337Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
8af848c0 338see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
773fc85b
DM
339
340'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
341is always a last time for everything.)
342
343Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
344
345
fed67cf1
CBW
346=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
347
348L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-02/msg01146.html>
349
350Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
351The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
352recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
353his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
354Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
355of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
356Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
357of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
358'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
359embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
360'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
361in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
362leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
363
364The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
365Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
366in the destruction of the planet Earth.
367
2eea07f2
AC
368=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost
369
370L<Announced on 2013-01-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-01/msg00518.html>
371
372I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
373the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
374dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
375between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
376improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
377fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
378I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
379them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
380do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 381from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
2eea07f2
AC
382in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
383perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
384himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
385a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
386the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
387world is richer for it.
388
c2a10b9c
DR
389=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before
390
391L<Announced on 2012-12-18 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-12/msg00679.html>
392
393No thought.
394 The boy extinguished. Only a place.
395 This place.
396 Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
397 A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
398 For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
399 The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
400 And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
401 The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
402 I have been legion . . .
403 In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
404 Now I understand.
405
1443de07
RS
406=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
407
408L<Announced on 2012-11-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00760.html>
409
410Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
411of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
412scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
413glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
414beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
415much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
416caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
417vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
418had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
419
87af396a
DH
420=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
421
422Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves
423
5814c912
RS
424 Music oft hath such a charm
425 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
87af396a 426
ae5e50db
RS
427=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
428
429L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00017.html>
430
431Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
432machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
433trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
434little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
435to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 436he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
ae5e50db
RS
437the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
438
439The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
440current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
441transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
442chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
443adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
444as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
445solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
446valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
447the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
448machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
449
6720b7ff
FR
450=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
451
bc9f67ba 452L<Announced on 2012-10-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-10/msg01007.html>
6720b7ff
FR
453
454Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
455behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
456recording everything.
457
e6a2c28f
FR
458=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
459
460L<Announced on 2012-09-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-09/msg01226.html>
461
5814c912
RS
462 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
463 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
464 She aims it at the creature's head,
465 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
e6a2c28f 466
5814c912
RS
467 A few weeks later, in the wood,
468 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
469 But what a change! No cloak of red,
470 No silly hood upon her head.
471 She said, "Hello, and do please note
472 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
e6a2c28f 473
4079ea87
SH
474=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
475
476L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
477
478Preparation:
479
480Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
481or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
482Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
483look golden brown.
484Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
485ready to create the soup.
486
487Ingredients:
488
5814c912
RS
489 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
490 3 tbsp butter
491 1/4 cup olive oil
492 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
493 1 tsp salt
494 1 tsp sugar
495 black pepper to taste
496 1 cup red wine
497 1/4 cup all purpose flour
498 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
499 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
4079ea87
SH
500
501Method:
502
5814c912
RS
503 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
504 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
505 to half an hour.
506 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
507 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
508 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
509 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
510 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
4079ea87
SH
511
512Enjoy.
513
d7846122
TC
514=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
515
3d76f962 516L<Announced on 2012-07-21 by TonyC|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/07/msg189828.html>
d7846122
TC
517
518‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
519
520Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
521their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
522
523The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
524butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
525and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
526
527Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
528
529‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
530
531‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
532
533‘What?’
534
535‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
536
537‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
538his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
539dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
540quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
541
542‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
543an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
544
545‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
546
547The iotum rose, spinning.
548
549‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
550
322e634c
JL
551=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
552
553L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
554
555On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
556taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
557"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
558and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
559merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
560subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
561Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
562it.
563
dd15390c
Z
564=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
565
f51b9d59 566L<Announced on 2012-05-26 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/05/msg187214.html>
dd15390c
Z
567
568`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
569`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
570hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
571The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
572been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
573be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
574to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
575fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
576
577There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
578climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
579broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
580implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
581on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
582Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
583astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
584for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
585out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
586the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
587
a210cc89
RS
588=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose - Never Split The Party
589
590L<Announced on 2012-08-08 by Ricardo
591Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-08/msg00307.html>
592
593 Don't you know? You never split the party
594 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
595 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
596 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
597
598 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
599
600=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
601
602L<Announced on 2012-08-03 by Ricardo
603Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-08/msg00157.html>
604
605I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
606Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
607Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
608The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
609
610
611
612I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
613sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
614collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
615
616My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
617inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
618swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
619side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
620The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
621dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
622
623 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
624
4c4c16b2
RS
625=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden - September 1, 1939
626
627L<Announced on 2012-05-20 by Ricardo
628Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-05/msg00728.html>
629
a210cc89
RS
630 All I have is a voice
631 To undo the folded lie,
632 The romantic lie in the brain
633 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
634 And the lie of Authority
635 Whose buildings grope the sky:
636 There is no such thing as the State
637 And no one exists alone;
638 Hunger allows no choice
639 To the citizen or the police;
640 We must love one another or die.
641
642 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
4c4c16b2 643
54fdd2d6
A
644=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
645
a97faa3d
A
646L<Announced on 2012-03-20 by
647Abigail|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/184824>
648
649 How many roads must a man walk down
650 Before you call him a man?
651 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
652 Before she sleeps in the sand?
653 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
654 Before they're forever banned?
655 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
656 The answer is blowin' in the wind
657
658 How many years can a mountain exist
659 Before it's washed to the sea?
660 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
661 Before they're allowed to be free?
662 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
663 Pretending he just doesn't see?
664 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
665 The answer is blowin' in the wind
666
667 How many times must a man look up
668 Before he can see the sky?
669 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
670 Before he can hear people cry?
671 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
672 That too many people have died?
673 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
674 The answer is blowin' in the wind
54fdd2d6
A
675
676 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
677
1f9d7ff5
MM
678=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF - The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way
679
680L<Announced on 2012-02-20 by Max
681Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/02/msg183919.html>
682
683 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
684 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
685 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
686 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
687 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
688
689Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
690age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
691older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
692debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
693girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
694A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
695Top for more than one week.
696
697Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
698lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
699buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
700into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
701meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
702soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
703single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
704
705 "I'm never going to give you up"
706
cf6bc744
CBW
707=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, The Voyage of QV66
708
709L<Announced on 2012-01-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams
710|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/01/msg182230.html>
711
712"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
713
714He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
715notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
716which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
717OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
718ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
719
720There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
721busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
722out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
723mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
724and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
725with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
726bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
727chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
728excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
729down cheering and applauding.
730
731"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
732
b0d358f0
DR
733=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, A Wizard of Earthsea
734
489db6ed
DR
735L<Announced on 2011-12-20 by Dave
736Rolsky|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/12/msg180962.html>
b0d358f0
DR
737
738Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
739into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
740beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
741winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
742wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
743over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
744
745But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
746gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
747villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
748journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
749domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
750with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
751by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
752Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
753
d0fc7727
SH
754=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman
755
756L<Announced on 2011-11-20 by Steve
757Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/11/msg179588.html>
758
759This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
760been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
761confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
762how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
763could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
764putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
765I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
766before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
767think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
768all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
769off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
770was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
771The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
772endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
773benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
774boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
775lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
776Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
777resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
778Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
779you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
780
781 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
782 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
783
1542e678
FR
784=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
785
786L<Announced on 2011-10-20 by Florian
787Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/10/msg178412.html>
788
789A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
790don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
791without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
792the human experience, the better design we will have.
793
413f5093
DH
794=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, As You Like It
795
0bce251c 796L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
413f5093
DH
797
798 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
799 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
800 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
801 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
802 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
803 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
804 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
805 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
806 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
807 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
808 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
809 eaten them, but not for love.
810
811 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
812
c684cf36 813=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
21677d22
FR
814
815L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian
816Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
817
818
819It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
820do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
821they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
822catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
823awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
824inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
825
826So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
827mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
828the heart of the programmer.
829
830
607b15aa
SL
831=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, All Art is Quite Useless
832
ca420de3
SL
833L<Announced on 2011-09-20 by Stevan
834Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177427.html>
835
607b15aa
SL
836 All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
837 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
838 do so at their peril.
839
840 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
841 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
842 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
843 artist is in accord with himself.
844
845 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
846 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
847 thing is that one admires it intensely.
848
849 All art is quite useless.
850
851 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
852
853
bfb65171
RS
854=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, The Third Duina Elegy
855
856L<Announced on 2011-08-20 by Ricardo
857Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-08/msg00694.html>
858
5814c912
RS
859 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
860 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
861 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
862 things the significance of a human future;
863 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
864 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
865 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
866 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
867 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
868 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
869 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
870 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
871 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
872 hurtles all ages along with it forever
873 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
bfb65171
RS
874
875 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
876 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
877
1889cb12
Z
878=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
879
2ccefb8a 880L<Announced on 2011-07-20 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/07/msg175014.html>
1889cb12
Z
881
882Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
883fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
884winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
885down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
886being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
887extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
888but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
889
890Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
891that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
892around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
893fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
894the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
895closed system.
896
897Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
898the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
899/be/ them.'
900
452ead5e
DG
901=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
902
903L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
904
905 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
906 you will have gained.
907
b3c5102d
LB
908=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
909
910L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
911
5814c912
RS
912 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
913 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
914 When breakfast is taken away,
915 To turn his attention to dinner;
916 And it's not in the range of belief,
917 To look upon him as a glutton,
918 Who, when he is tired of beef,
919 Determines to tackle the mutton.
920 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
921 If it will appease her sorrow,
922 I'll marry this lady today,
923 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
b3c5102d 924
c684cf36 925=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
901b3fdb
LB
926
927L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
928
929At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
930my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
931the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
932since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
933already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
934to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
935the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
936can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
937unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
938
939=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
940
941L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
942
5814c912
RS
943 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
944 Tolerates no work of man.
945 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
946 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
947 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
948 While the last larks sing and soar,
949 From the heather-blossoms sweet
950 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
951 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
952 Eleanor makes macaroons!
901b3fdb 953
7fdfa5b9
LB
954=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
955
956L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
957
5814c912
RS
958 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
959 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
960 Lobster I freely endorse,
961 In pate or patty or pasty.
962 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
963 And nothing the matter with jam,
964 And the warmest greetings I utter
965 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
966 For they're food,
967 All food,
968 And I think very fondly of food.
969 Through I'm broody at times
970 When bothered by rhymes,
971 I brood
972 On food.
7fdfa5b9 973
c684cf36 974=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
8b55b028
ZA
975
976L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
977
978At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
979myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
980impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
981"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
982gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
983or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
984
985I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
986computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
987ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
988would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
989my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
990away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
991won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
992
993So a freely distributable program is born.
994
995=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
996
997L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
998
999This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1000continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1001aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1002and your bags will be offloaded.
1003
1004=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
1005
1006L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
1007
1008Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1009of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1010by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1011sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1012swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1013down their paved streets.
1014
1015Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1016obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1017company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1018the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1019govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1020the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1021
1022=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1023
1024L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
1025
1026But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1027my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1028reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1029wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1030Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1031the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1032This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
8b55b028
ZA
1033just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
1034this had never reached me.
1035
04496198
FR
1036=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
1037
1038L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
1039
1040 When the full-grown poet came,
1041 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1042 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1043 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1044 Nay he is mine alone;
1045 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1046 by the hand;
c2a00619
KW
1047 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
1048 holding hands,
04496198
FR
1049 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1050 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1051
c7bed260 1052=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
f1e17f6f 1053
fbc70a9e 1054L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/02/msg169340.html>
30688243 1055
806849f8
FR
1056 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1057 nema ráða vel kunni.
1058 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1059 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1060 Sák á telgðu talkni
1061 tíu launstafi ristna.
1062 Þat hefr lauka lindi
f1e17f6f 1063 langs ofrtrega fengit.
30688243 1064
79af17bd
AB
1065=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
1066
1067L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1068
1069In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1070granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1071do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1072that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1073generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1074endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1075that fire can truly light the world.
1076
1077And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1078ask what you can do for your country.
1079
1080My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1081but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1082
1083Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1084ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1085we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1086the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1087asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1088work must truly be our own.
1089
94521723
Z
1090=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
1091
2831a86c
ZA
1092L<Announced on 2010-12-19 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/12/msg167271.html>
1093
94521723
Z
1094The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1095to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1096between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1097cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1098areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1099be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1100As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1101the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1102instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1103interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1104also be automated.
1105
1106Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1107if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1108were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1109and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1110indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1111techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1112
6b1649d0
CBW
1113=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
1114
2831a86c
ZA
1115L<Announced on 2010-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/11/msg166162.html>
1116
6b1649d0
CBW
1117[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
1118
5814c912 1119 Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
6b1649d0
CBW
1120
1121[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1122
5814c912
RS
1123 Trinity: What did you just say?
1124 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1125 Trinity: What did you see?
1126 Cypher: What happened?
89550e55
RS
1127 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1128 like it.
5814c912
RS
1129 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1130 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1131 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1132 Neo: What is it?
89550e55
RS
1133 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1134 they change something.
6b1649d0 1135
54cc2c9a
TM
1136=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
1137
2831a86c
ZA
1138L<Announced on 2010-10-20 by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/10/msg165183.html>
1139
54cc2c9a
TM
1140The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1141he storm vanishes.
1142
1143"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1144fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1145to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1146me?"
1147
1148I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1149like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1150
1151"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1152as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1153on my heart.
1154
1155(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1156
f6c56125
SH
1157=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
1158
2831a86c
ZA
1159L<Announced on 2010-09-19 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg164238.html>
1160
f6c56125
SH
1161Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1162air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1163the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1164faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1165of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1166the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1167deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1168fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1169stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1170revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1171
1172For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1173courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1174the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1175jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1176were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1177there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1178
1179Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1180rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1181grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1182park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
806849f8 1183described.
f6c56125 1184
fdea69f9
FR
1185=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1186
2831a86c
ZA
1187L<Announced on 2010-08-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163150.html>
1188
fdea69f9
FR
1189`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1190`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1191it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1192she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1193
1194 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1195 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1196 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1197 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
1198
1199
1200`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1201
1202`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1203nonsense.'
1204
1205Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1206anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1207
1208`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1209
1210`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1211
1212`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1213with his nose, you know?'
1214
1215`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1216the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
1217
0feeb912
DG
1218=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
1219
2831a86c
ZA
1220L<Announced on 2010-07-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/07/msg162230.html>
1221
0feeb912
DG
1222Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1223Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1224notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1225for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1226sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1227
1228Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1229dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1230Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1231motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1232Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1233that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1234had ever even been a car.
1235
1236There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1237been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1238this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1239flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1240re-entry.
1241
1242There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1243metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1244somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1245make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1246
1247It should have fallen apart miles back.
1248
3c55f444
MT
1249=head2 v5.13.2 - Iain M Banks, "Use of Weapons"
1250
2831a86c
ZA
1251L<Announced on 2010-06-22 by Matt S Trout|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/06/msg161112.html>
1252
51caa79e
DG
1253We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1254the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1255in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
3c55f444
MT
1256there exist ... special circumstances.
1257
1258=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
d069c093 1259
2831a86c
ZA
1260L<Announced on 2010-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/05/msg160275.html>
1261
d069c093
RS
1262And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1263bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1264yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1265with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1266if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1267bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1268quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1269
c7bed260
Z
1270=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
1271
1272L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
1273
1274The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1275involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1276when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1277streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1278road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1279seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1280smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1281
1282"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1283volcano were once more to set to work."
1284
1285=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
1286
1287L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
1288
1289 I saw a huge steam roller,
1290 It blotted out the sun.
1291 The people all lay down, lay down;
1292 They did not try to run.
1293 My love and I, we looked amazed
1294 Upon the gory mystery.
1295 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1296 'The great machine is history!'
1297 My love and I, we ran away,
1298 The engine did not find us.
1299 We ran up to a mountain top,
1300 Left history far behind us.
1301 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1302 But somehow we don't think so.
1303 We went to see where history'd been,
1304 And my, the dead did stink so.
1305
1306=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1307
1308L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
1309
1310CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1311she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1312seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1313
1314What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1315of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1316has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1317will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1318only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1319lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1320design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1321periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1322
1323=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1324
1325L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
1326
1327The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1328from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1329view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1330Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1331once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1332endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1333a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1334will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1335of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1336Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1337still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
1338
4363636d
DG
1339=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
1340
2831a86c
ZA
1341L<Announced on 2010-05-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/05/msg160109.html>
1342
4363636d
DG
1343"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1344many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
d517a16a
Z
1345Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
1346what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
4363636d
DG
1347Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1348had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1349...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
d517a16a
Z
1350"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
1351hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
4363636d
DG
1352degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1353and-thirty degrees."
1354
4363636d
DG
1355=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
1356
2831a86c
ZA
1357L<Announced on 2010-05-13 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/05/msg160066.html>
1358
4363636d
DG
1359San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1360the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1361hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1362of the Free World."
1363
1364Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1365level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1366harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1367exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
1368
2831a86c
ZA
1369=head2 v5.12.1-RC1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
1370
1371L<Announced on 2010-05-09 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/05/msg159971.html>
4363636d 1372
4363636d
DG
1373Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1374the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1375just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1376a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1377it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1378of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1379common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1380bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1381
1382 Around and around and around we spin,
1383 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
1384
4363636d
DG
1385=head2 v5.12.0 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1386
2831a86c
ZA
1387L<Announced on 2010-04-12 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg158820.html>
1388
4363636d
DG
1389'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1390not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1391your cat grins like that?'
1392
1393'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1394
1395She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1396jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1397and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1398
1399'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1400that cats COULD grin.'
1401
1402'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1403
4363636d
DG
1404=head2 v5.12.0-RC5 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1405
2831a86c
ZA
1406L<Announced on 2010-04-09 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg158720.html>
1407
4363636d
DG
1408'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1409have got altered.'
1410
1411'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1412there was silence for some minutes.
1413
4363636d
DG
1414=head2 v5.12.0-RC4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1415
2831a86c
ZA
1416L<Announced on 2010-04-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg158567.html>
1417
4363636d
DG
1418'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1419always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1420rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1421yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1422can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1423kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1424
4363636d
DG
1425=head2 v5.12.0-RC3 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1426
2831a86c
ZA
1427L<Announced on 2010-04-02 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg158346.html>
1428
4363636d
DG
1429At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1430called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1431dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1432in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1433sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1434
1435'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1436is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1437the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1438to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1439accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1440Mercia and Northumbria --"'
4363636d 1441
2831a86c 1442=head2 v5.12.0-RC2 - no announcement
4363636d 1443
2831a86c 1444Available on CPAN since 2010-04-01.
4363636d 1445
3e340399 1446=head2 v5.12.0-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
4363636d 1447
2831a86c
ZA
1448L<Announced on 2010-03-29 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/03/msg158060.html>
1449
4363636d
DG
1450So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1451hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1452making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1453picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1454close by her.
1455
1456There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1457VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1458dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1459occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1460it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1461OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1462Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1463never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1464take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1465after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1466rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1467
1468In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1469in the world she was to get out again.
1470
0e6b8110 1471=head2 v5.12.0-RC0 - no epigraph
4363636d 1472
2831a86c 1473L<Announced on 2020-03-21 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/03/msg157761.html>
4363636d 1474
3e340399 1475=head2 v5.11.5 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Christabel"
4363636d 1476
2831a86c
ZA
1477L<Announced on 2010-02-21 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/02/msg156957.html>
1478
4363636d
DG
1479 A little child, a limber elf,
1480 Singing, dancing to itself,
1481 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1482 That always finds, and never seeks,
1483 Makes such a vision to the sight
1484 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1485 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1486 Upon his heart, that he at last
1487 Must needs express his love's excess
1488 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1489 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1490 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1491 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1492 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1493 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1494 At each wild word to feel within
1495 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1496 And what, if in a world of sin
1497 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1498 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1499 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1500 So talks as it's most used to do.
1501
4363636d
DG
1502=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
1503
2831a86c
ZA
1504L<Announced on 2010-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/01/msg155848.html>
1505
4363636d
DG
1506And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1507into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1508mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1509question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1510hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1511louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1512who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1513worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1514done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
1515
4363636d
DG
1516=head2 v5.11.3 - Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
1517
2831a86c
ZA
1518L<Announced on 2009-12-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/12/msg154838.html>
1519
4363636d 1520"Say -- I'm going in a swimming, I am. Don't you wish you could? But of
d517a16a 1521course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
4363636d
DG
1522
1523Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1524
1525"Why ain't that work?"
1526
1527Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1528is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1529
1530"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1531
1532The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1533to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1534
1535That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1536swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1537-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1538watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1539absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
1540
4363636d
DG
1541=head2 v5.11.2 - Michael Marshall Smith, "Only Forward"
1542
f0ccce9b 1543L<Announced on 2009-11-20 by Léon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/11/msg153646.html>
2831a86c 1544
4363636d
DG
1545The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1546at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1547streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
1548the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
1549live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
1550colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
1551as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
1552wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
1553prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
1554however much they're into colour.
1555
4363636d
DG
1556=head2 v5.11.1 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
1557
2831a86c
ZA
1558L<Announced on 2009-10-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/10/msg152360.html>
1559
4363636d
DG
1560Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
1561and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
1562word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
1563disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
1564everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
1565on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
1566that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
1567glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
1568war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
1569presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
1570for more hazardous assignment.
1571
4363636d
DG
1572=head2 v5.11.0 - Mikhail Bulgakov, "The Master and Margarita"
1573
2831a86c
ZA
1574L<Announced on 2009-10-02 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/10/msg151376.html>
1575
4363636d
DG
1576Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
1577streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
1578trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
1579to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
1580about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
1581of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
1582facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
1583explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
1584Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
1585people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
1586work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
1587their art.
1588
4363636d
DG
1589=head2 v5.10.1 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
1590
2831a86c
ZA
1591L<Announced on 2009-09-23 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/08/msg150172.html>
1592
4363636d
DG
1593'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
1594the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
1595Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
1596Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
1597responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
1598Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
1599Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
1600Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
1601Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
1602Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
1603
1604'Can they all type?' I joked.
1605
1606'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
1607McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
1608
1609I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
1610'We could have opened an agency.'
1611
1612Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
1613Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
1614amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
1615all say that, do they?' I ventured.
1616
1617Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
1618replied. 'Not quite all.'
1619
0e6b8110 1620=head2 v5.10.1-RC2 - no epigraph
4363636d 1621
2831a86c 1622L<Announced on 2009-08-18 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/08/msg150015.html>
3e340399 1623
0e6b8110 1624=head2 v5.10.1-RC1 - no epigraph
4363636d 1625
2831a86c 1626L<Announced on 2009-08-06 by Dave Mitchell|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/08/msg149498.html>
3e340399 1627
c7bed260 1628=head2 v5.10.0 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
4363636d 1629
c7bed260
Z
1630L<Announced on 2007-12-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/12/msg131636.html>
1631
1632He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
1633he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
1634out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
1635noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
1636must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
1637number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
1638did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
1639
1640=head2 v5.10.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1641
1642L<Announced on 2007-11-25 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/11/msg130978.html>
1643
1644=head2 v5.10.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1645
1646L<Announced on 2007-11-17 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/11/msg130653.html>
1647
1648=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
1649
1650L<Pre-announced on 2007-07-07 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/07/msg126358.html>,
1651available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
1652
1653=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
1654
1655L<Announced on 2006-08-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2006/08/msg115782.html>
1656
1657=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
1658
1659L<Announced on 2006-01-28 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2006/01/msg109086.html>
1660
1661=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
1662
1663L<Announced on 2005-04-01 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=20050401150702.2b4a70d5@grubert.mandrakesoft.com>
1664
1665This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
1666gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
1667technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
1668about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
1669bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
1670paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
1671in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
1672electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
1673picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
1674to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
1675technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
1676getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
1677sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
1678it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
1679conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
1680
1681"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
1682that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
1683`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
1684
1685"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
1686one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
1687flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
1688everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
1689make you flip?
1690
1691=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
1692
1693L<Announced on 2004-03-16 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/8587d77c565f2d43>
1694
1695Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
1696
1697=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
1698
1699L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/63a8c34385de82a1>
1700
1701What of October, that ambiguous month
4363636d 1702
4363636d
DG
1703=head2 v5.8.9 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
1704
2831a86c
ZA
1705L<Announced on 2008-12-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2008/12/msg142571.html>
1706
4363636d
DG
1707Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
1708proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
1709the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
1710anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
1711how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
1712
1713'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
1714
1715This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
1716that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
1717
1718'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
1719expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
1720anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
1721sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
1722
1723This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
1724basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
1725policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
1726disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
1727the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
1728Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
1729and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
1730Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
1731
1732In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
1733reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
1734
1735I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
1736Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
1737for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
1738had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
1739work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
1740the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
1741left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
1742pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
1743the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
1744the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
1745
1746I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
1747publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
1748Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
1749
1750So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
1751pushing to increase the membership?
1752
1753'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
1754more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
1755futile and impotent it becomes.'
1756
1757This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
1758
1759Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
1760diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
1761
4363636d
DG
1762=head2 v5.8.9-RC2 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
1763
2831a86c
ZA
1764L<Announced on 2008-12-06 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2008/11/msg142422.html>
1765
4363636d
DG
1766There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
1767about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
1768four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
1769anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
1770thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
1771
1772Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
1773and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
1774press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
1775obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
1776produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
1777this draft...'
1778
1779I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
1780hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
1781incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
1782
1783'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
1784redundancy payments as well.'
1785
1786'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
1787it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
1788
1789'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
1790
4363636d
DG
1791=head2 v5.8.9-RC1 - Right Hon. James Hacker MP, "The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister"
1792
2831a86c
ZA
1793L<Announced on 2008-11-10 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2008/11/msg141515.html>
1794
4363636d
DG
1795A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
1796was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
1797and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
1798jets and all.
1799
1800I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
1801
1802I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
1803Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
1804specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
1805the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
1806jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
1807grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
1808in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
1809
1810While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
1811taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
1812me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
1813sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
1814three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
1815plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
1816occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
1817were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
1818
1819And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
1820were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
1821
1822Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
1823name like Charlie Umtali?
1824
1825I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
1826know something about our official visitor.
1827
1828Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
1829has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
1830car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
1831to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
1832knew little of his background.
1833
1834I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
1835Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
1836first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
1837
1838Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
1839
1840'Why?' I enquired.
1841
1842'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
1843to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
1844never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
1845
1846Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
1847that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
1848
1849In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
1850where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
1851revolving door and comes out in front.'
1852
1853'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
1854
1855'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
1856
1857'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
1858
4363636d
DG
1859=head2 v5.8.8 - Joe Raposo, "Bein' Green"
1860
2831a86c
ZA
1861L<Announced on 2006-02-01 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/28caf52e41ebe723>
1862
51caa79e
DG
1863 It's not that easy bein' green
1864 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
4363636d 1865 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
51caa79e
DG
1866 Or something much more colorful like that
1867
1868 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1869 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
51caa79e
DG
1870 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1871 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1872 Or stars in the sky
1873
1874 But green's the color of Spring
1875 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1876 And green can be big like an ocean
1877 Or important like a mountain
4363636d
DG
1878 Or tall like a tree
1879
1880 When green is all there is to be
1881 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1882 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1883 And I think it's what I want to be
1884
4363636d
DG
1885=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
1886
2831a86c
ZA
1887L<Announced on 2006-01-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/d231fc554af8cc51>
1888
1889Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1890
2831a86c 1891Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
4363636d 1892
4363636d
DG
1893=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1894
2831a86c
ZA
1895L<Announced on 2005-05-31 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9a545704a0062f16>
1896
4363636d
DG
1897And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1898hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1899cat.
1900
1901Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1902the wolf? What then?"
4363636d 1903
4363636d
DG
1904=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1905
2831a86c
ZA
1906L<Announced on 2005-05-20 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2005/05/msg100711.html>
1907
4363636d
DG
1908And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1909bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1910round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1911
1912In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1913gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1914climbed up the high stone wall.
1915
1916One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1917stretched out over the wall.
1918
1919Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1920Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1921take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1922
1923The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1924snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1925
1926How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1927the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
4363636d 1928
4363636d
DG
1929=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
1930
2831a86c
ZA
1931L<Announced on 2004-11-28 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=20041128000836.GA304@Bagpuss.unfortu.net>
1932
4363636d 1933"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1934you."
4363636d 1935
51caa79e 1936"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
4363636d
DG
1937
1938"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1939and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1940to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1941
51caa79e 1942"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
4363636d
DG
1943
1944"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1945planting it."
1946
1947"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1948grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1949
51caa79e 1950Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
4363636d
DG
1951
1952"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1953Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1954wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1955
51caa79e 1956Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
4363636d
DG
1957
1958"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1959how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1960and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
4363636d 1961
4363636d
DG
1962=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
1963
2831a86c
ZA
1964L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
1965
4363636d
DG
1966"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1967
1968"Hunting," said Pooh.
1969
1970"Hunting what?"
1971
1972"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1973
1974"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1975
1976"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1977
1978"What do you think you'll answer?"
1979
1980"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1981"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1982you see there?"
1983
1984"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1985excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1986
4363636d
DG
1987=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
1988
2831a86c
ZA
1989L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/68340e2e4c39222c>
1990
4363636d
DG
1991Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1992ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1993bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1994waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1995droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1996hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1997longbow.
1998
1999In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2000often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2001placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2002likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2003may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2004Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2005Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2006farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2007grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2008T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
4363636d 2009
4363636d
DG
2010=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2011
2831a86c
ZA
2012L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/f92175725af7a5ad>
2013
4363636d
DG
2014Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2015ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2016sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2017pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2018shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2019
2020The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2021Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2022Caledonia and South America.
4363636d 2023
4363636d
DG
2024=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2025
38183302 2026L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/ca6ce4a7ed9f219c?pli=1>
2831a86c 2027
4363636d
DG
2028The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2029often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2030large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2031and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2032spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2033year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2034may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2035
2036It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2037branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2038of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2039that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2040
2041Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2042other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2043acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2044mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2045
2046It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2047heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
4363636d 2048
4363636d
DG
2049=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2050
2831a86c
ZA
2051L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/c7333acf03ef4015>
2052
4363636d
DG
2053 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2054 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2055 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2056 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2057
2058 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2059 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2060 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2061 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2062 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2063 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2064 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2065 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2066
4363636d
DG
2067 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2068 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2069
4363636d
DG
2070
2071=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2072
2831a86c
ZA
2073L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/84f6fdd73cc56a1b>
2074
4363636d
DG
2075 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2076 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2077 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2078 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2079
2080 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2081 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2082 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2083 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2084 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2085 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2086
4363636d
DG
2087=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2088
2831a86c
ZA
2089L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e500353440769ebf>
2090
4363636d
DG
2091 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2092 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2093 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2094 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2095 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2096 They are searching high and low,
2097 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2098 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2099 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2100 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2101 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2102 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2103 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2104 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
4363636d
DG
2105 And we're off at last of the northern part
2106 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2107
4363636d
DG
2108=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2109
2831a86c
ZA
2110L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/968fb8d71e23af69>
2111
51caa79e
DG
2112 We are the music makers,
2113 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2114 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2115 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2116 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2117 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2118 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2119 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 2120
4363636d
DG
2121=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2122
2831a86c
ZA
2123L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/5ced50bebcd11c96>
2124
4363636d
DG
2125 There may be trouble ahead,
2126 But while there's music and moonlight,
2127 And love and romance,
2128 Let's face the music and dance.
2129
2130 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2131 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2132 And while we still have that chance,
2133 Let's face the music and dance.
2134
2135 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2136 Humming a different tune, and then,
2137
2138 There may be teardrops to shed,
2139 So while there's music and moonlight,
2140 And love and romance,
2141 Let's face the music and dance.
2142
4363636d
DG
2143=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2144
2831a86c
ZA
2145L<Announced on 2003-11-06 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/4714574f93967673>
2146
4363636d
DG
2147 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2148 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2149 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2150 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2151 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2152 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2153
4363636d
DG
2154 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2155 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2156 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2157 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2158
2159 O my brave soul!
2160 O farther farther sail!
2161 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2162 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2163
4363636d
DG
2164=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
2165
2831a86c
ZA
2166L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/7669de5804b792f6>
2167
4363636d
DG
2168 It's fun to charter an accountant
2169 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2170 To find, explore the funds offshore
2171 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2172
4363636d
DG
2173=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2174
2831a86c
ZA
2175L<Announced on 2003-10-28 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83680ef3bbf7378d>
2176
4363636d
DG
2177 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2178 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2179 In spite of all their friends could say,
2180 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2181 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2182 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2183 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2184 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2185 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2186 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2187
2188 Far and few, far and few,
2189 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2190 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2191 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2192
2831a86c
ZA
2193=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2194
2195L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2196
2197=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2198
2199L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2200
2201No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2202three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2203like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2204no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2205overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2206
2207=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2208
2209L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2210
2211Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2212It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2213devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2214then you can be my most trusted minister."
2215
2216=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2217
2218L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2219
2220Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2221a knife with a curved blade.
2222
2223=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2224
2225L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2226
2227Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2228me because I've got magic aaargh."
2229
2230=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2231
2232L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2233
2234Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2235in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2236with his head.
2237
2238But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2239weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2240open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2241defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2242Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2243was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2244
2831a86c
ZA
2245=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2246
2247L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2248
2249There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2250"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2251said the low priest.
2252There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2253The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2254"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2255The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2256The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2257The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2258thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2259There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2260"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2261said the High Priest.
2262"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2263There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2264"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2265There were footsteps again.
2266
2267=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2268
2269L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2270
2271=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2272
2273L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2274
2275=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2276
2277L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2278
2279=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2280
2281L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2282
2283Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2284No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2285got there first, and is waiting for it.
2286
2287=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2288
2289L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2290
2291His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2292the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2293all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2294bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2295you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2296
2297=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2298
2299L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
4363636d 2300
4363636d
DG
2301"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2302
2303Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2304
2305"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2306flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2307arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2308and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2309I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2310I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2311will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2312liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2313Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2314ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2315
2316"All that?" said Twoflower.
2317
2318"Usually."
2319
c7bed260
Z
2320=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2321
2322L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2323
2324The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2325but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2326[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2327
2328=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2329
2330L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
2331
2332When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2333sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2334a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2335what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2336long in this instance.
2337
2338=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2339
2340L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
2341
2342"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2343
2831a86c 2344=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 2345
2831a86c 2346L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
4363636d 2347
2831a86c
ZA
2348`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2349himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2350upset.
4363636d 2351
2831a86c
ZA
2352`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2353to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
4363636d 2354
2831a86c
ZA
2355Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2356stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2357louder.
4363636d 2358
2831a86c
ZA
2359`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2360my precious, three guesseses.'
4363636d 2361
2831a86c 2362=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
4363636d 2363
2831a86c 2364L<Announced on 2001-08-04 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
3e340399 2365
2831a86c 2366=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
4363636d 2367
a4b0381d
MS
2368No announcement available.
2369
2831a86c 2370=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
4363636d 2371
2831a86c 2372L<Announced on 2001-01-31 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/01/msg29934.html>
4363636d 2373
2831a86c 2374=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
4363636d 2375
2831a86c 2376L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
4363636d 2377
2831a86c 2378=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
a4b0381d 2379
2831a86c
ZA
2380L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2381
2382 The dragon is withered,
2383 His bones are now crumbled;
2384 His armour is shivered,
2385 His splendour is humbled!
2386 Though sword shall be rusted,
2387 And throne and crown perish
2388 With strength that men trusted
2389 And wealth that they cherish,
2390 Here grass is still growing,
2391 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2392 The white water flowing,
2393 And elves are yet singing
2394 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2395 Come back to the valley.
2396
2831a86c
ZA
2397=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2398
2399L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
4363636d 2400
c7bed260
Z
2401=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
2402
2403L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2404
2405=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2406
2407L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
2408
2409=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2410
2411L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
2412
2413The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2414the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2415never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2416them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2417chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2418run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2419and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2420and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2421and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2422the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2423fall.
2424
2425=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2426
2427L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
2428
2429Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2430plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2431going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2432she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2433at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2434cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2435hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2436passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2437disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2438of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2439she fell past it.
2440
2441=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2442
2443L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
2444
4363636d
DG
2445=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2446
0e6b8110 2447This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
4363636d
DG
2448on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2449L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2450by ysth.
2451
2452=cut
3e340399 2453
4363636d 2454# vim:tw=72: