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[Philadelphia-pm] FWD: [plug-announce] Wed, Apr 6, 2016: PLUG Central - "What's New in Perl 5?" by Walt Mankowski (7pm at USP)

Sorry for the short notice, but PLUG needed a speaker for tomorrow
night at the last minute, so I volunteered to talk about Perl.  This
is basically the same talk I gave at FOSSCON last summer, but since I
had a tiny audience that day (I was up against something devops-y) I'm
guessing none of you were there.

The talk itself is an overview of fun new features that have been
added to Perl in the last 10 years or so.  And there have been a LOT
of new features.  Unless you're rjbs (from whom I borrowed most of the
material) or mjd, there's probably something in here you either don't
know or have forgotten about.

I hope some of you can make it.  If not, hopefully I'll get to repeat
it somewhere else.


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Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:56:05 -0400
From: "Paul L. Snyder" <plsnyder@drexel.edu>
To: plug-announce@lists.phillylinux.org
Subject: [PLUG] [plug-announce] Wed, Apr 6, 2016: PLUG Central - "What's New in Perl 5?" by Walt Mankowski (7pm at USP)

PLUG Central will be meeting on Wednesday, April 6, at USP in 
Philadelpha, beginning at 7pm. Directions to the meeting location 
at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can be found at 
the end of this email. 

This month, PLUG Central will feature a talk by Walt Mankowski on
the latest developments in the Perl 5 programming language.

  What's New in Perl 5?

  Talk Description: Perl 6 was finally released in February after
  more than 15 years of development. But Perl 5 also remains in
  active development.  It's been on a yearly release schedule for
  the past 5 years, and the new versions are full of new great
  new features like defined-or, say, state variables, versioned
  modules, Y2038 compliance, lexical subroutines, subroutine
  signatures, Unicode 7.0 support, and tons of new regular
  expression features. If you haven't used Perl since the (first)
  dotcom bust, come see what you've been missing!  
The meeting will be held at our usual location: 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) 
Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs) 
600 South 43rd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495 

USP is located in University City. Driving directions are 
available at http://www.phillylinux.org/locations/usp.html, or 
http://www.usip.edu/directions, both of which have an aerial 
view of the campus buildings. USP is also easily accessible by 
public transportation. 

There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to 
the main presentation at 8PM. This is an open meeting; all are 
welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a 
nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two. Come join 
the camaraderie! 
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