Everyone’s favourite programming language is now at stable release version 5.28.2. From the perldelta:

Perl 5.28.2 represents approximately 4 months of development since Perl 5.28.1 and contains approximately 2,500 lines of changes across 75 files from 13 authors.

Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.28.2: Aaron Crane, Abigail, Andy Dougherty, David Mitchell, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Nicolas R., Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Tina Müller, Tony Cook, Zak B. Elep.

A fix for the semi-notorious GDBM test failures didn’t make it, but presumably it’ll be in for 5.28.3. I wasn’t personally bitten by it, but saw enough people mention on newsgroups and Twitter.

The indelible mat@ has updated Perl in FreeBSD ports, and it’s ready for brewing elsewhere. I’ll consider this my secular Easter::present :).