Perl5 Alternatives

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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of perl5. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-16.
  • How to build a search engine with Ruby on Rails | 2021-09-16
    Even Perl is still alive, even in a healthier state than I would have thought.
  • Large Unix programs were historically not all that portable between Unixes | 2021-09-04
  • Perl 2020 retrospective | 2021-08-23
    This year saw several changes around the Perl core governance with the setup of Perl steering committee and Perl Proposal for Enhancement (I think it since changed its name to RFCs). We now have people opening RFCs e.g. RFC 004.
  • "use v5.36" and higher will enable warnings | 2021-08-15
  • What are some features of perl which would surprise programmers of other languages, particularly Java and Python? | 2021-06-18
    And we might be getting that too:
  • We need more testing of Perl 5.34's `try` feature | 2021-06-15
  • Visualization of perl development history | 2021-06-09
    About 10 years ago I tried gource and made a visualization of the commit history of perl5.git. It was when grouce was new, shiny and cool:
  • Perl’s SvPV Menace | 2021-05-26
    Historically, Perl’s documentation favoured SvPV in its examples of scalar-to-string conversion; the other two were seldom discussed. I fixed this recently, but it’ll be years before everyone’s local perldoc reflects that change.
  • Perl 5.34.0 is now available! | 2021-05-23
    This has not gone past a discussion as of yet.
  • Open Letter to the Perl Foundation Board | 2021-05-09
    This should hopefully be fixed as soon as this gets voted on (if I understand the process):
  • What core syntax would you most like to see in Perl? | 2021-05-07
    It was a joke because there is a PR pending and tons of bikeshedding going on for the last three months.
  • Images in POD | 2021-04-29
  • My unrealistic wish-list for Perl 7.x | 2021-04-21
    Having it directly in the POD format would be great but it seems not easy (or controversial?) to implement if you read this issue
  • Google Season of Docs 2021 project proposal | 2021-04-17
  • how can I get a simple filter program to support unicode √ at the Windows commandline? | 2021-04-08
    It turns out your problem was caused by a bug in Windows. I reported this to p5p and submitted a pull request with a workaround. Hopefully the fix will be included in perl 5.34.


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