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AppWatch: Perl 5.6.0 and mod_perl 1.22 released

Mar 23, 2000, 16:37 (0 Talkback[s])

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[ Thanks to AppWatch Staff for this announcement. ]

After 3 release candidates, Perl 5.6.0 is finally out. mod_perl 1.22 includes many fixes to work with this new version of Perl.

Both packages are available at CPAN and should be mirrored soon.

About Perl: "Perl is an interpreted high-level programming language developed by Larry Wall. According to Larry, he included in Perl all the cool features found in other languages and left out those features that weren't so cool. Perl has become the premier scripting language of the Web, as most CGI programs are written in Perl. However, Perl is widely used as a rapid prototyping language and a "glue" language that makes it possible for different systems to work well together. Perl is popular with system administrators who use it for an infinite number of automation tasks. Perl's roots are in UNIX but you will find Perl on a wide range of computing platforms. Because Perl is an interpreted language, Perl programs are highly portable across systems. Finally, Perl is more than a programming language. It is a part of the Internet culture. It is a very creative way of thinking about almost anything."

About mod_perl: "The Apache/Perl integration project brings together the full power of the Perl programming language and the Apache HTTP server. With mod_perl it is possible to write Apache modules entirely in Perl. In addition, the persistent interpreter embedded in the server avoids the overhead of starting an external interpreter and the penalty of Perl start-up time."

You can find the relevant links and changes history (NOTE: not updated yet, waiting for official announcement. The ChangeLog file is a huge 1.4Mb) for Perl and the relevant links and changes history for mod_perl at AppWatch.com.