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Perl 5.20.0 released

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 27, 2014 10:28 am

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The Perl 5.20.0 release is out. “Perl 5.20.0 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.” Significant changes include subroutine signatures, improved random number generation, a new slice syntax, postfix dereferencing, improved 64-bit support, various performance improvements, and more; see the changelog for lots of details.

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