The Perl release graph

corevisualization Fri 20 September 2013

While playing with Module::CoreList I realised that the history of Perl releases is not a straight line, but a tree or graph. So I immediately wanted to draw it, and here it is.

This is generated using data in Module::CoreList. Click on the extract to see the complete graph:

You can see that from 5.14.0 onwards, things have been a lot more systematic. They nearly were at 5.12.0, but there was that funny thing with 5.13.0 (5.013 above).

The tree is long and skinny, so I'll have to try and come up with an alternate and more compact rendering, but thought I'd start off with the raw data. Tim King suggested a spiral rendering, so here's a first stab at that:

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