Perl 5.14 new features

The Perl 5 Porters released 5.14. By reading the perldelta51[34]* documentation, you can see what’s new in this maintenance version of Perl. David Golden, one of the Perl 5.13 release managers, put together what he’s calling the perldeltadelta, which is just the most interesting bits of the longish perl*delta files for Perl 5.13, the experimental track that led up to Perl 5.14. He’s covered most of the interesting bits.

Some things you’ll find include:

You may need to compile a development perl to try these features.

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  1. People who don’t follow perl5porters might not know where to go to find the perl deltas (5.13 docs aren’t available on It took me a tiny bit of digging to find them in

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