The One-Week Hijacking of Perl.com – Explained

"For a week we lost control of the Perl.com domain," a long-running site offering news and articles about the programming language, writes the site's senior editor, brian d foy. "Now that the incident has died down, we can explain some of what happened and how we...

Should Perl 7 Be Backwards Compatible?

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: What's up with Perl 7? Perl Foundation board member Ricardo Signes tried to sum up the state of the community in a detailed post to the "Perl 5 porters" mailing list. And in a section titled "To Break or Not To Break," he...

Perl 7 Announced As Evolving Perl 5 With Modern Defaults

Taking place this week is the virtual Perl + Raku "Conference in the Cloud" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic causing the event to go virtual. A big announcement out of it is Perl 7. From a report: Perl 7 basically amounts to Perl 5 with more modern defaults and...