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  "Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."

  He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
  notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,

  There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
  busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
  out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
  mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
  and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
  with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
  bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
  chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of 
  excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
  down cheering and applauding.

  "Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."

    -- Penelope Lively, /The Voyage of QV66/

We are titillated to announce Perl 5.15.7 the eighth development
release of Perl 5.15.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.15.7 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 053d1bec2e360088ce14a84bc7b1e4845feec954   perl-5.15.7.tar.gz
 20df66bb377bbc640cc47abf65adcf8cec9024f1   perl-5.15.7.tar.bz2

You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in
the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.

Perl 5.15.7 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.15.6
and contains approximately 51,000 lines of changes across 480 files from 30

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community
of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the
improvements that became Perl 5.15.7:

Alberto Simões, Bo Lindbergh, Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A.
Berry, Dave Rolsky, David Mitchell, Eric Brine, Father Chrysostomos, Florian
Ragwitz, H.Merijn Brand, Hojung Youn, James E Keenan, Joel Berger, Joshua ben
Jore, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Matthew Horsfall, Michael Witten,
Nicholas Clark, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish, Steffen Müller,
Steffen Schwigon, Todd Rinaldo, Tom Christiansen, Tom Hukins, Tony Cook, Ęvar
Arnfjörš Bjarmason.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of
the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug

Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules
included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for
helping Perl to flourish.

For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see
the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release Perl 5.15.8 on 20th February 2012.  The next
major stable release of Perl 5, version 5.16.0, should appear in May 2012.

Archebwch a thalwch wrth y cownter, diolch yn fawr,

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams

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