LinuxWorld: What’s new with Perl 5.6

“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.”