The fourth development release in the Perl 5.11.x series is available now.
This newest version, 5.11.3, is expected to be the last version of Perl before code freeze for 5.12.0.
“At that point,” blogs Perl hacker Jesse at ‘use Perl’, “we will only make changes which fix regressions from previous released versions of Perl or which resolve issues we believe would make a stable release of Perl 5.12.0 inadvisable.”
This version includes the following changes:
* Unicode 5.2* Experimental “legacy” pragma has been removed* Several CPAN “toolchain” modules have been updated