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Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 30 years of development.

As detailed in the perlpolicy man page, the Perl community will, to the best of its ability, attempt to:

  • Fix critical issues in the two most recent stable 5.x release series.
  • Provide critical security patches for any major version of Perl whose 5.x.0 release was within the past three years.

More information is available on the Perl website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
perl -v

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub. This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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