Perl sees first official update in five years

By Justin Mann on
Perl, one of the most popular and infamous scripting languages in modern day, has seen the first official update in half a decade. The new version 5.10 of Perl continues the tradition of Perl as-is but adds a few features intended to make development easier, such as more robust commands and improvements to regular expression.

This update comes seven years after Perl 6 was announced, and to date Perl 6 is still “in development”. In a world where most hardware and software moves faster than most can keep up with, it is interesting to see a project and programming language remain so strong and so popular with relatively few overhauls. Then again, if it works you shouldn't fix it.

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