Perl 5.26.0 is now out with tons of im­prove­ments

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The Perl com­mu­nity has re­ceived ver­sion 26 of Perl 5. This new re­lease is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort from 86 au­thors.

Perl 5.26.0 con­tains ap­prox­i­mately 360,000 lines of code across 2600 files. Most of the changes in the lat­est ver­sion have orig­i­nated in the CPAN (Com­pre­hen­sive Perl Archive Net­work) mod­ules. Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial changelog, new vari­ables such as @ {^CAP­TURE}, %{^CAP­TURE} and %{^CAPTURE_ALL} are in­cluded in the Perl 5.26.0 re­lease.

“Ex­clud­ing auto-gen­er­ated files, doc­u­men­ta­tion and re­lease tools, there were ap­prox­i­mately 230,000 lines of changes to 1,800 .pm, .t, .c and .h files,” Perl de­vel­oper Sawyer X wrote in an email an­nounce­ment.

The new ver­sion comes with some im­prove­ments like ‘here-docs’ can now strip lead­ing white­space. The orig­i­nal POSIX::tmp­nam () com­mand has also been re­placed with File::Temp. More­over, lex­i­cal sub-rou­tines that were de­buted with the Perl 5.18 are no longer ex­per­i­men­tal.

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