New feature release of Perl, the world’s best programming language. Oh, yeah, that’s what I said, bitch. My regex-savant mind is immediately drawn to the new stuff in Perl’s regex engine, including recursive patterns (which PCRE has offered for years, but Perl 5.10’s allow backtracking) and, at last, named captures (which PCRE and a few other engines have offered for a while, too).
But there’s really a slew of new stuff, much of it back-ported from the long-in-development Perl 6 endeavor.
★ Wednesday, 19 December 2007