Perl, where to?

2016-06-21 17:06:30 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

Perl came to be 28 years ago, through the grace of Larry Wall. That was the beginning, that was the start of it all. The next versions of Perl succeeded each other rapidly, Perl 2 came in 1988, Perl 3 in 1989 and Perl 4 in 1991. Between 3 and 4 there weren't many changes but the language got a groundwork book, Programming Perl so the version was updated. Perl 4 went through a few changes until 1993 when Larry tossed it out and  began anew with Perl 5, which was released in 1994. ...

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7 features that I would like to have in Perl 5

2016-11-23 10:28:19 mihai.szilagyi Guest blog posts 2 Comments

As a senior developer I work with Perl 5 every day. It’s my livelihood and my passion, but even though I love Perl, sometimes it makes my days dreary and dreadful. It’s a great language, it’s my language, but it’s not perfect. It doesn’t even have to be, I don’t believe there is something as a perfect programming language. They all have have their drawbacks, and Perl 5 is no different. That being said, there are a few features that I would love to have in P ...

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Perl is an island

2017-03-22 09:25:21 mihai.szilagyi Guest blog posts 3 Comments

Disclaimer: this article is metaphorical and rather ironic and it should be taken as such. Any resemblance to real life islands is purely coincidental. It’s sunny, it’s beautiful, almost like a paradise. It’s filled with people that love Perl. The community is thriving, but only on the island (concept inspired by Stevan Little’s presentation ). It&r ...

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