Perl 5.14 released

As promised, the ‘Perl porters’ have now released this year’s stable version of the Perl programming language. Version 5.14 brings together more new features than were collected during the development and since the release of Perl 5.12 in April 2010. There are few major extensions like those found in Perl 5.10; instead Perl 5.14 consists of many minor modifications to resolve practical problems, enhancements to make behaviour more consistent, and small-scale changes with an eye on Perl 6.

Improvements in Perl 5.14 include full Unicode support, improved IPv6 support, easier CPAN client configuration, a new non-destructive substitution option, flags to switch regular expressions between ASCII and Unicode, a new package declaration syntax and optimisations to use less memory and CPU than previous releases.

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