[Israel.pm] Perl 5.10 has been released

Shmuel Fomberg semuelf at 012.net.il
Tue Dec 18 11:49:05 PST 2007

Hi All.

Will they deprecate Perl 5.005 now, or will they wait another century? :-/

p.s. I like the idea that writing 'use 5.10' will automatically make switch,
state and such available. Pity they didn't made it load strict and warnings
too. It could have been 'one statement to rule them all'. :-)


>-----Original Message-----
>From: perl-bounces at perl.org.il [mailto:perl-bounces at perl.org.il] On Behalf
>Of Gabor Szabo
>Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:23 PM
>To: perl at perl.org.il
>Cc: jerusalem at perl.org.il
>Subject: [Israel.pm] Perl 5.10 has been released
>So this is the 20th birthday of Perl and it is also
>the release date of Perl 5.10 the latest version of Perl.
>There are many new features in the language such as
>* switch statement
>* say
>* state to create static ... err, I mean state variables
>* defined-or //
>* Smart Match operator ~~
>* Regular expressions
>  - Recursive patterns
>  - Named Capture Buffers
>  - Possessive Quantifiers
>* Lexical my $_
>* Stacked filetest operators
>you can and should of course read the details in
>but I am also going to give a talk about it on the upcoming Perl Workshop
>on 31 December.
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