What's New in Perl 5, Version 13 (updated)

I’ve updated my Perl 5, Version 13 talk to include the latest new features from 5.13.6 and 5.13.7.

Some of the highlights:

  • New regex modifiers to force unicode or locale-specific semantics (5.13.6)
  • Regular expression retain original semantics when interpolated later (5.13.6)
  • Array and hash functions (push, pop, keys, etc.) work on array and hash references (5.13.7)
  • Set default regular expression modifiers in a lexical scope (5.13.7)
  • Non-destructive transliteration (y///r) just like substitution (s///r) (5.13.7)