19 December 2007

The C++ of scripting languages

Nice to see that the developers of Perl are still solving the important problems:

say() is a new built-in, only available when use feature 'say' is in effect, that is similar to print(), but that implicitly appends a newline to the printed string.

A new prototype character has been added. _ is equivalent to $ but defaults to $_ if the corresponding argument isn’t supplied.

perldelta for 5.10

This is exactly the kind of stuff that made me give up on Perl. And mro is a pretty horrible new feature too.

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