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June 21, 2022 03:21
Re: Perl 5.37.1 is now available
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On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 5:14 AM Matthew Horsfall (alh) <>

> ....
> We are humbled to announce version 5.37.1,
> the 2nd development release of version 5.37 of Perl 5.
> ....

Thank you Matthew.
Unfortunately, this source is (like all previously released perl sources)
broken on Windows for mingw-w64 compilers that use version 9 (released
about 14 months ago) or later of the mingw runtime. (No problems that I
know of if the runtime version is less than 9.)

This, of course, is not your fault - nor is it the fault of p5p, as the
fix needs to be made in a dual-life module, and then pushed to blead, and
is therefore outside of p5p's direct control.
It's actually more my fault for not having pursued this matter with the
energy it deserves.
This post of mine is a part of my effort to right that wrong - and I'll
post a similar response to all future devel releases for as long as the
issue remains unresolved.

Matthew, I think it's a pity that you have put so much time and effort into
producing this release, only to learn that it is broken in this way.
And I apologize for my previous lack of action, which is partly to blame.

The proposed patch to fix this issue (comprising just 2 lines of code) is
at the end of the ticket at
Hopefully this issue will be resolved before 5.37.2 is released .... but I
have absolutely no control over that.


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