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Karen Etheridge
September 21, 2022 00:31
Release announcement for perl 5.37.4
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  "A problem well stated is a problem half solved."

    -- C. F. Kettering

We are elated to announce version 37.4,
the fifth development release of version 37 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.37.4 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA256 digests for this release are:


You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in
the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web at

Perl 5.37.4 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.37.3 and contains approximately 20,000 lines of changes across 270 files
from 21 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 12,000 lines of changes to 160 .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 5.37.4:

Bram, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, danielnachun, E. Choroba, Ed J, Elvin
Aslanov, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson,
Kenneth Ölwing, Leon Timmermans, Neil Bowers, Nicolas R, Paul Evans,
Richard Leach, Sisyphus, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tony Cook, Yves

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include
the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to
the Perl bug tracker.

Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules
included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for
helping Perl to flourish.

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

We expect to release version 37.5 on 2022-10-20.
The next major stable release of Perl should appear in the first half of

Use it together, use it in peace.

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