Inevitable parrot 2
Wednesday 24 February 2010 @ 6:45 am

Inevitably, the parrot 2.0.0 was released. Obviously it can run Rakudo implementation of Perl 6, and Tcl, JavaScript, Ruby, Lua, Scheme, PHP, Python, APL, and a .NET

The quite usable version of Rakudo Perl 6 is planned to be released on spring (northern hemisphere’s Spring, probably 😉 ). We”ll see how useful it is and what one can do with it 🙂

On the other hand, Perl 5 is still being developed, and is very useful and commonly used. This gives Perl 6 developers no urge to do it faster. This may cause two problems:

What do you think about Perl 6?

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Perl 5.11.3
Wednesday 20 January 2010 @ 6:55 am

New version of perl – 5.11.3 was released. The next version will be (as they hope) 5.12

Waht is new in perl 5.11.3?

  • Perl is shipped with Unicode version 5.2, itself released in October 2009.
  • Perl can now handle every Unicode character property.
  • The experimental ‘legacy’ pragma, introduced with Perl 5.11.2 has been removed. Its functionality has been replaced with the ‘feature’ pragma.
  • Numerous CPAN “toolchain” modules have been updated to what we hope are the final release versions for Perl 5.12.0.
  • Many crashing bugs or regressions from earlier releases of Perl were fixed for this release.

In my opinion is is very good, that perl 5 is still developed, as version 6 have still a long way to go, before it may be used (first, by enthusiasts, then by  coders, next by big companies that need reliability and stability)

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