Category Archives: 5.30

Perl v5.30 new features

Perl v5.29 is the development series leading up to the maintenance release v5.30. As it’s released—roughly monthly—you can get a peek at what’s coming up. The generalized quantifier can match more Delimiters must be graphemes File::Glob::glob() will disappear Some uses of an unescaped left brace “{” in a regex will be illegal Upgrades to Unicode […]

Perl v5.30 lets you match more with the general quantifier

Does the {N,} really match infinite repetitions in a Perl regular expression? No, it never has. You’ve been limited to 32,766 repetitions. Perl v5.30 is about to double that for you. And, if you are one of the people who needed more, I’d like to hear your story.