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  • I've been putting in full time labour into the regular expression engine and Win32 perl. So currently Perl5 has at least one full time unpaid developer working on it. Thats in addition to the other volunteer developers that dont have the luxury of working fulltime for free. (I wont have the luxury for much longer.) Whatever TPF is doing Perl5 is very not dead. Yves
    • Yes yes your work on the regexp engine is very exciting. But people who are looking for something new (and, aren't we all?) aren't very excited with just a faster implementation — even if the speed doubles. They want new features. Like, a regex engine that can parse recursive patterns.

      But, I thought I heard you were working on that too?
      • Yes, that and more is coming in perl 5.10. Named matches, engine hints (to tell it to stop backtracking), recursive regexps, and more.

        I'm damned excited by it all.