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The first release of version 18 of Perl 5 is getting close. If you plan on migrating to it or have modules on CPAN, now is a good time to test your code against the upcoming version of Perl.

  1. See the 5.18-RC2 announcement
  2. Download the Release Candidate
  3. Build it (but don't install it)
  4. Run your test suite with RC2 of Perl

The release of 5.18.0 is expected to be within the next two weeks.