Damian Conway weighs in on new features, best practices and Perl’s future

Moose, Regular Expressions and how Perl 6 is influencing Perl 5

Damian Conway is a prominent member of the Perl community, author and presenter.

Key points from the full video of our recent interview include:

  • Perl 6 might not be here yet but it is seeping into Perl 5. [Discussed at the 1:09 mark]
  • You really should use a more current version of Perl — one reason — Regular Expressions. [Discussed at the 1:48 mark]
  • Moose — making object orientation easier. [Discussed at the 2:38 mark]
  • Best Practice — Test! Test! Test! [Discussed at the 6:08 mark]
  • The Perl Community — 25 years old and still optimizing the fastest dynamic language out there. [Discussed at the 9:42 mark]

You can view the entire interview in the following video.

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  • Jon Bjornstad

    No sound? Please fix!

    • Jon Bjornstad

      Ah. Duh. The default was having the volume all the way down.

  • aibistin

    Good interview.