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perldelta - what is new for perl v5.37.0


This document describes differences between the 5.36.0 release and the 5.37.0 release.

Overview of Changes

Nothing much changed. This release was made to re-open blead for general development.


Perl 5.37.0 represents approximately 2 hours of development since Perl 5.36.0 and contains approximately 3,600 lines of changes across 37 files from 1 author.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 61 lines of changes to 6 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

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 5.37.0:

Ricardo Signes.

The "list" above is absurd. Almost all the required work was done by programs written by previous release managers. They deserve the glory, here.

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

Reporting Bugs

If you find what you think is a bug, you might check the perl bug database at There may also be information at, the Perl Home Page.

If you believe you have an unreported bug, please open an issue at Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but sufficient test case.

If the bug you are reporting has security implications which make it inappropriate to send to a public issue tracker, then see "SECURITY VULNERABILITY CONTACT INFORMATION" in perlsec for details of how to report the issue.

Give Thanks

If you wish to thank the Perl 5 Porters for the work we had done in Perl 5, you can do so by running the perlthanks program:


This will send an email to the Perl 5 Porters list with your show of thanks.


The Changes file for an explanation of how to view exhaustive details on what changed.

The INSTALL file for how to build Perl.

The README file for general stuff.

The Artistic and Copying files for copyright information.