From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA
Perl 5.8 At Last
Hugo van der Sanden
Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Grande Ballroom A
For the past two years Perl 5.8 has been one of the worst hidden
skunkworks ever. Conceived approximately at the same time as the
much publicized Perl 6 project, 5.8 (clandestinely disguised as 5.7)
has made major enhancements to the Unicode functionality, sprouted
a new user-visible threads implementation, silently assimilated
several dozen modules, and created some completely new ones.
Other new features and enhancements include a new stackable IO
architecture, more accurate numbers and arithmetics, restricted
hashes, and safe signals. Perl 5.8 is also the most thoroughly
tested Perl release ever.
Come to hear what's new, what's changed, and what's gone.
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