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Legends of FOSS: Perl 5.10 is Here

Jan 02, 2008, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Loved by sysadmins and webmasters worldwide--being a major scripting language as well as the basis for PHP--Perl has today seen its first major update in five years. Let's walk through the main new features and why they're big news.

"First, the good news: The Perl Foundation have committed to long-term support of Perl 5. Although Perl 5.10 introduces new features and at the same time Perl 6 is in the works, Larry Wall has stated that the large amount of working, production, Perl 5 code is recognised and the Foundation have no desire to break these..."

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