[CentOS] more recent perl version?

Tue May 23 16:56:01 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

hw wrote:
> are there packages replacing the ancient perl version in
> Centos 7 with a more recent one, like 5.24?  At least the
> state feature is required.

Don't call it ancient, boy, or I'll beat you with my cane!

Have you checked the Software Collections?