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Jarkko Hietaniemi

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:01:12 AM9/25/03
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"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.

Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.

"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
ceiling, whistling tunelessly.

"All that?" said Twoflower.

"Usually."

-- Terry Pratchett,
"The Colour of Magic"

Grab it:

http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl-5.8.1.tar.bz2
http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl-5.8.1.tar.gz

(or rsync -avz --delete ftp.linux.activestate.com::perl-5.8.x perl-5.8.x)

Or in a while:

http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/J/JH/JHI/perl-5.8.1.tar.gz

perldelta:

http://www.hut.fi/~jhi/perldelta-5.8.1.html

Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.
Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,
I think. I will write up An Official Announcement later when the CPAN
mirrors get updated.

--
Jarkko Hietaniemi <j...@iki.fi> http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'. It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

Abigail

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:13:57 AM9/25/03
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On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 03:01:12PM +0300, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
>
> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.
> Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
> I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,
> I think. I will write up An Official Announcement later when the CPAN
> mirrors get updated.


Congrats! And T H A N K Y O U !

Abigail

Marcus Holland-Moritz

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:21:38 AM9/25/03
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Congratulations!

> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.
> Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
> I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,

Enjoy! You really deserve it!

-- Marcus

H.Merijn Brand

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:35:22 AM9/25/03
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On Thu 25 Sep 2003 14:01, Jarkko Hietaniemi <j...@iki.fi> wrote:
> Grab it:
>
> http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl-5.8.1.tar.bz2
> http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl-5.8.1.tar.gz
>
> (or rsync -avz --delete ftp.linux.activestate.com::perl-5.8.x perl-5.8.x)

Congrats, Thanks, and all that :)

> Or in a while:
>
> http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/J/JH/JHI/perl-5.8.1.tar.gz
>
> perldelta:
>
> http://www.hut.fi/~jhi/perldelta-5.8.1.html
>
> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.
> Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
> I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,

Thinking about `real' baby's now? <ducking>
Well, just spend some time with your loved one's and enjoy the time off.

> I think. I will write up An Official Announcement later when the CPAN
> mirrors get updated.

--
H.Merijn Brand Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://amsterdam.pm.org/)
using perl-5.6.1, 5.8.0, & 5.9.x, and 806 on HP-UX 10.20 & 11.00, 11i,
AIX 4.3, SuSE 8.2, and Win2k. http://www.cmve.net/~merijn/
http://archives.develooper.com/daily...@perl.org/ per...@perl.org
send smoke reports to: smokers...@perl.org, QA: http://qa.perl.org

Enache Adrian

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:39:49 AM9/25/03
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On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 a.d., Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> Grab it:

Wow! I'll drink a dozen beers in your honour!

Chip Turner

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:53:16 AM9/25/03
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Jarkko Hietaniemi <j...@iki.fi> writes:

Awesome!

> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.
> Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
> I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,
> I think. I will write up An Official Announcement later when the CPAN
> mirrors get updated.

Thanks to you as well for the incredible amount of cat herding it
takes to get a release out. Congratulations!

/me scurries off to build RPMs :)

Chip

--
Chip Turner ctu...@redhat.com
Red Hat, Inc.

H.Merijn Brand

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Sep 25, 2003, 9:15:38 AM9/25/03
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On Thu 25 Sep 2003 14:01, Jarkko Hietaniemi <j...@iki.fi> wrote:
> Grab it:
>
> perldelta:
>
> http://www.hut.fi/~jhi/perldelta-5.8.1.html

--8<---
A new operator // (defined-or) will be available. This means that one will be
able to say

$a // $b

instead of

defined $a ? $a : $b

and

$c //= $d;

instead of

$c = $d unless defined $c;

The operator will have the same precedence and associativity as ||. A source
code patch against the Perl 5.8.1 sources will be available in CPAN as
authors/id/H/HM/HMBRAND/dor-5.8.1.diff.
-->8---

The uploaded file

dor-5.8.1.diff

has entered CPAN as

file: $CPAN/authors/id/H/HM/HMBRAND/dor-5.8.1.diff
size: 380389 bytes
md5: 13709581c1201ef22036dc4d00600954

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Request entered on: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:12:23 GMT
Request completed: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:13:58 GMT

Andy Dougherty

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Sep 25, 2003, 9:07:10 AM9/25/03
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On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:

> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.

Thank you! Enjoy your well-earned vacation.

--
Andy Dougherty doug...@lafayette.edu

Dave Mitchell

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Sep 25, 2003, 9:58:05 AM9/25/03
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Well done, old chap!

--
O Unicef Clearasil!
Gibberish and Drivel!
- "Bored of the Rings"

Alan Burlison

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Sep 25, 2003, 11:07:39 AM9/25/03
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Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:

> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.
> Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
> I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,
> I think. I will write up An Official Announcement later when the CPAN
> mirrors get updated.

Make sure you include a puff for your new book ;-)

http://bleaklow.com/blog/archive/000040.html

Many, many thanks and enyoy your well-earned rest!

--
Alan Burlison
--

Nicholas Clark

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Sep 25, 2003, 1:55:37 PM9/25/03
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On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 03:01:12PM +0300, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:

> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0 was.

Given hat the 5.8.0 was rather good in the first place, you set yourself
a high target

Thanks for all your pumpkingeering.

Nicholas Clark

Chip Salzenberg

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Sep 25, 2003, 2:36:14 PM9/25/03
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Congrats to Jarkko, and all other contributors! I look forward to
donating whiskey to Jarkko's recovery when next we meet.

PS: A nit: In perldelta, my POSIX::SigAction safe signal patch is
misfiled under the "-C" heading. Should I just fix it in p4?
--
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <ch...@pobox.com>
"I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence,
but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early." // MST3K

Elaine -Hfb- Ashton

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Sep 25, 2003, 3:54:12 PM9/25/03
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h.m....@hccnet.nl took his life in his hands and wrote:
*>
*>Thinking about `real' baby's now? <ducking>

Life a little dull these days, needing a little danger to spice it up
Merijn? :)

After 3+ years of this stuff he'll have to reintroduce himself first
before getting quite /that/ familiar....

e.

H.Merijn Brand

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Sep 25, 2003, 4:20:11 PM9/25/03
to Elaine -HFB- Ashton, Perl 5 Porters
On Thu 25 Sep 2003 21:54, Elaine -HFB- Ashton <ela...@chaos.wustl.edu> wrote:
> h.m....@hccnet.nl took his life in his hands and wrote:
> *>
> *>Thinking about `real' baby's now? <ducking>
>
> Life a little dull these days, needing a little danger to spice it up
> Merijn? :)

:) [ FWIW two's enough for me ]

Releasing 10 different builds of 5.8.1 for HP-UX right now. So yes, dull, but
rewarding and time consuming. 14 kbps upload, 10 x 20 Meg. 5 done so far.

perl-5.8.1 + DBI + Tk (and some other modules) with and without
defined-or for HP-UX 10.20, HP-UX 11.00/32, HP-UX 11.00/64,
HP-UX 11.11/32, and HP-UX 11.11/64

See https://www.beepz.com/personal/merijn/ or http://www.cmve.net/~mbrand/

> After 3+ years of this stuff he'll have to reintroduce himself first
> before getting quite /that/ familiar....

Don't wear him out ... we might need him later on

> e.

love, enjoy the holiday.

Dan Kogai

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Sep 25, 2003, 8:07:22 PM9/25/03
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Tell me I am not daydreaming.... Congratulations all!

On Thursday, Sep 25, 2003, at 21:01 Asia/Tokyo, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> Thank you to you all. Hopefully the 5.8.1 is better than the 5.8.0
> was.

Thank you for all the pumpkingeering ((c) Nick Clark (?)).
Encode-wise, it definitely is. To me 5.8.0 -> 5.8.1 was as tough and
demanding as 5.7.x -> 5.8.0. I am also glad I did not have to resort
to releasing Encode 1.100 .

> Since the release is now out there propagating, there's precious little
> I can do anymore, so I will now have a vacation. Quite a long one,
> I think.

Enjoy. You deserve a long one.

Dan the (Perl5 Porter|Encode Maintainer)

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