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Perl 5.20 Released, and Mojolicious 5.0: the Very Modern Perl Web Framework 126

Posted by Soulskill
from the also-ready-for-prime-time dept.
Kvorg writes: "Back in 2012 Slashdot noticed how at the time of Perl 5.16, the modern Perl projects, including Mojolicious, formed a new and expanding movement of a Perl Renaissance. With the release of Perl 5.20 and Mojolicious 5.0, the Modern Perl Renaissance is ever more striking. Faster, neater, sharper with its asynchronous APIs, Mojolicious is extremely flexible with its advanced request routing, plugin system, perl templating and hook API. Its adherence to the modern interfaces and standards and its implementation of advanced features in support tools, DOM and CSS selectors makes it easy to program with.

Mojolicious, with its philosophy of optimized code-generation (think metaprogramming), enabled-by-default support for encodings and UTF-8, zero dependency deployment with wide support for existing CPAN packages, zero downtime restarts and fully tested implementations, reminds us of how fun and flexible programming in scripting languages used to be. Of course, integrated documentation and a very supportive bundled development server don't hurt, either. The new Perl release with new postfix dereference syntax, subroutine signatures, new slice syntax and numerous optimizations makes it all even more fun."
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Perl 5.20 Released, and Mojolicious 5.0: the Very Modern Perl Web Framework

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30, 2014 @10:46AM (#47129207)

    Color me surprised.

  • Re:Awesome! (Score:4, Informative)

    by preaction (1526109) on Friday May 30, 2014 @12:38PM (#47130149)

    The p5p (Perl 5 Porters, the main p5 dev group) are removing a bunch of cruft. Old OSes and EBCDIC are up on the chopping block next. They're also removing microperl, which unfortunately probably is the best chance of getting more than perl to parse Perl (microperl removes just about every OS-specific function of Perl, like the unix user/group/passwd file stuff).

    But honestly, there's so few people working in the core code, and I don't imagine any of the major forks I've heard about gaining any steam either.

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