Perl 5: Postcards from the Edge

By Ricardo Signes (‎rjbs‎)
Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:30
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: perl

In Perl 5’s development, all changes land in the “blead” branch first: the bleading edge. Each year, more of these changes escape the blead branch and land in the year’s stable release of perl. Over the course of that year, they’re tested, argued over, redesigned, and then either accepted or rejected.

In this talk, Perl 5’s project manager will report on the year’s work, giving demonstrations of the new features added to Perl 5.18 as well as the old features marked for removal. We’ll look at features on the horizon for the next year or two.

All these changes go through the perl5-porters mailing list, an exciting, excited, sometimes dysfunctional collection of programmers and devotees, and we’ll talk about how that group works or doesn’t work, and what we’re trying to do to keep things awesome.

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