ActiveState is pleased to announce ActivePerl 5.12.0 build 1200,
a complete, ready-to-install binary distribution of Perl 5.12.

Builds for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux are made freely available. Builds
for Solaris, HP-UX and AIX are available with ActivePerl Business
Edition. For detailed information or to download these releases, see:

New in ActivePerl 5.12.0 Build 1200

* New "package NAME VERSION" syntax
* The "..." operator
* Implicit "use strict"
* Unicode improvements
* Y2038 compliance
* qr// overloading
* Pluggable keywords
* Experimental \N regexp escape

Read an expanded version of this list on our blog:

Or read the exhaustive list of changes in the perl5120delta document:

For some background information about the renewed Perl 5 development
efforts you may also want to read:

Getting Started

Whether you're a first-time user or a long-time fan, our free resources
will help you get the most from ActivePerl.

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Supported Platforms

ActivePerl is available for the following platforms:

- Windows/x86   (32-bit)
- Windows/x64   (64-bit) (aka "AMD64")
- Mac OS X
- Linux/x86     (32 bit)
- Linux/x86_64  (64-bit) (aka "AMD64")

- Solaris/SPARC (32-bit and 64-bit) (Business Edition only)
- Solaris/x86   (32-bit)            (Business Edition only)
- HP-UX/PA-RISC (32-bit)            (Business Edition only)
- AIX/PowerPC   (32-bit)            (Business Edition only)

More information about the Business Edition can be found here:

Custom builds are available in the Enterprise Edition:


Everyone is encouraged to participate in making Perl an even better

For bugs related to ActiveState use:

For bugs related directly to Perl please use the 'perlbug' utility.


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