Perl Core Development

Perl Core Development

Perl for the next 27 years

Perl 5 - Production-ready, under active development

Perl 5

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Perl 5.22.0 is the current stable version of Perl. Perl 5 is actively maintained and developed (git repository) by a large group of dedicated volunteers. Perl 5 will be developed and maintained for many years to come.

Strawberry Perl

Strawberry Perl is a distribution of the Perl programming language for the Microsoft Windows platform. While most other distributions rely on the user having software development tools already set up to install certain Perl components, Strawberry Perl ships with the most commonly used tools pre-configured and packaged.

Perl 6 - In development

Perl 6

The Perl 6 project is a new language. Perl 5 and Perl 6 are two languages in the Perl family, but of different lineages. There is no current release schedule for Perl 6.


Rakudo Perl is an implementation of the Perl 6 specification for the Parrot virtual machine, currently in development.


Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute byte-code for dynamic languages, including Rakudo Perl 6.