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More on LinuxToday New Perl Released

Jul 26, 2004, 03:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"In the world of open source programming languages, few have had the success that Perl has enjoyed for the past 17 years. This week, the Perl 5 Porters, the group responsible for maintenance and development of Perl, released the latest version, Perl 5.8.5.

"'Perl 5.8.5 implements a number of minor bug fixes, and provides improvements in specific areas, such as threads and unicode support,' Perl 5 Porters contributor Paul Fenwick told

"One of the reasons for Perl's success over the years has been its reputation for stability. Fenwick explained that Perl users need not necessarily immediately migrate to the new version..."

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