May 092016

Perl 5.24.0 has been released.

You can read about the changes which include:

  • Postfix dereferencing is no longer experimental
  • Unicode 8.0 is now supported
  • The autoderef feature has been removed

Perl 5.24.0 represents approximately 11 months of development since Perl 5.22.0 and contains approximately 360,000 lines of changes across 1,800 files from 77 authors.

  4 Responses to “Perl 5.24 released”

  1. I’m a non-commercial user of perl. I’ve been using the community (free) version of perl for several years for personal applications and for volunteer work that I do with a non-profit organization.

    The AS community forum states “Unfortunately we don’t know [when 5.24.1 will be released] because Perl.Org still has not put out a final release for 5.24.1 and 5.22.4.” Your announcement at says it was released in May.

    Please help me understand the apparent discrepancy. In particular, is it the case that the AS community version would be “their own” build and, thus, different from the version distributed by


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