|Perl 5.20 And Mojolicious 5.0 Released|
|Written by Alex Armstrong|
|Tuesday, 03 June 2014|
New versions of Perl and of Mojolicious, one of its real-time web application frameworks have been released within a couple of days of one another.
In his announcement of Perl 5.20, Ricardo Signes points out that it:
represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl 5.18.0 and contains approximately 470,000 lines of changes across 2,900 files from 124 authors
all of whom are credited.
Perl 5.20 has a new slice syntax whereby
This is the big one. It's hard to understate how great this is. No more ugly assignment code - with 5.20 you can write:
The next cool new feature is postfix dereferencing. Hard to describe but easy to show:
Farell also reports:
Perl 5.20 compiles on Android! The current documentation is online, and will be accessible via "perldoc android" once you've installed 5.20.
Perl News also lists the following enhancements:
There is also a new release of a Perl app framework. Mojolicious is real-time web application framework, written in Perl by Sebastian Riedel, based on his previous experience developing Catalyst. It is described as having:
In a recent interview, Catalyst's co-maintainer Matt S. Trout said of Mojolicious that it
In his blog post about the new Mojolicious 5.0 release Sebastian Riedel includes the following in his list of the highlights:
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 June 2014 )|