The unstoppable Perl release train?
Posted Mar 4, 2012 19:39 UTC (Sun) by xdg
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If you're reading this as "the Unicode release", then the author has (probably unintentionally) misled you. Unicode itself is a moving target and Perl has continued to make significant stride to improve how it handle Unicode semantics in the last couple releases. See Unicode Overhaul from the 5.12 release notes and Unicode in the 5.14 release notes. Perl 5.16 continues with this trend of incremental improvements.
As for how many people read the security-relevant sections of manpages, that's an issue for any language or tool. Most tools can be used insecurely, dynamic languages particularly so. I would hope that anyone writing or deploying code where security does matter would read relevant manpages.
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