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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Wednesday February 22, 2006
12:00 PM

Perl Grant Approved: Improve Perl 5

[ #28777 ]

For 2006 Q1, only one grant was approved, but it's fantastic. Nicholas Clark is going to spend some time fixing some long-standing issues with Perl 5. Thanks Nicholas!

Some issues which will be resolved:

  • Fix bugs affecting Unicode handling, Class::DBI, Tk and PAR.
  • Allow relocatable Perl installations, which permits developers to distribute applications complete with a bundled Perl.
  • Support source filters as part of code references in @INC
  • Complete lexical pragmas, a milestone on the way to 5.10
  • Further memory saving for 5.10 - previous work saved >33% for hashes and arrays
  • Merge Larry's p5-p6 work into core, which will allow others to start contributing to it.

See the Perl Foundation blog for more information.

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