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Perl 5.20 Brings Key/Value Slices, Better 64-Bit Support

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Published on 27 May 2014 09:19 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Standards
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After about a year of development and lots of code changes committed, Perl 5.20 has been released.

Among the changes to find with the Perl 5.20 release is experimental subroutine signatures, Unicode 6.3 support, a new dereferencing syntax, key/value slice syntax, improved 64-bit sup;port, security improvements, and many other changes.

A complete run-through of all the Perl 5.20 changes can be found via the release notes.

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