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perldelta - what is new for perl v5.25.0


This document describes differences between the 5.24.0 release and the 5.25.0 release.

Changes Since v5.24.0

None, really. The version number is a little bit higher, though.


Perl 5.25.0 represents about an hour or two of work since Perl 5.24.0 and contains approximately 4,900 lines of changes across 42 files from 1 author, who mostly just ran code-updating tools.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 66 lines of changes to 7 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.25.0:

Ricardo Signes

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 articles recently posted to the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup and the perl bug database at https://rt.perl.org/ . There may also be information at http://www.perl.org/ , the Perl Home Page.

If you believe you have an unreported bug, please run the perlbug program included with your release. Be sure to trim your bug down to a tiny but sufficient test case. Your bug report, along with the output of perl -V, will be sent off to perlbug@perl.org to be analysed by the Perl porting team.

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


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.