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LinuxWorld: What's new with Perl 5.6

Sep 09, 1999, 23:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Derek Balling)

"Perl 5.6 will be coming out before the end of the year, which marks the abandonment of the version numbering scheme that has been around for years. The release should be available to the public before the end of the year."

"One of the neatest (and, at least at my job, one of the most talked-about) features in Perl 5.6 is the ability to find nested parenthetical-style expressions recursively."

"Unicode support in 5.6 is another key feature."

"Unlike other languages, which are formed by standards bodies or by faceless corporations, the creators of Perl stay in touch with their user base on a personal level. This enables Perl as a language to proactively solve problems, instead of being reactive to the environment."

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