Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Dec 2007 21:28 UTC, submitted by Juerd
General Development "Today the Perl Foundation announces the release of Perl 5.10, the first major upgrade to the wildly popular dynamic programming language in over five years. This latest version builds on the successful 5.8.x series by adding powerful new language features and improving the Perl interpreter itself. The Perl development team, called the the Perl Porters, have taken features and inspiration from the ambitious Perl 6 project, as well as from chiefly academic languages and blended them with Perl's pragmatic view to practicality and usefulness."
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by antwarrior on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 02:07 UTC
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I thought that she'd been put to sleep a long time ago. There's so little perl news nowadays. Only jokes about the vaporware king of the free software universe.... i know perl 5-5.8 is used extensively and I haven nothing bad to say about the language at all ... it's just reading this post makes it feel like I am seeing a ghost.

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RE: Gosh!!!
by sigzero on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 02:59 in reply to "Gosh!!!"
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Are you kidding? I see Perl job requests all over the place.

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by antwarrior on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 15:13 in reply to "RE: Gosh!!!"
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Perl is also used extensively in the Finance industry, special effects industry and also in sysadmin roles. I am aware of that. But you don't hear much about it do you? The same way you don't hear much about C++ nowadays, do you? When perl6 does finally come out would it still be relevant, will it have achieved it's lofty ideals - seeing that python,ruby,php overlap with it's efforts and that functional programming ideas are not exactly the staple of a lot of the programmers out there. There is hope,so do not despair,3D Realms have just released Duke Nukem forever , the teaser trailer, 5.10 is like the 6 teaser .... i hope the similarities end there tho

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RE: Gosh!!!
by Joe User on Sat 22nd Dec 2007 12:00 in reply to "Gosh!!!"
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Have a look at sysadmin positions. You must have lived in a cave all these years.

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