perl v5.40.0 released

Post Syndicated from corbet original https://lwn.net/Articles/977765/

Version 5.40.0 of the Perl language has been released. “Perl 5.40.0
represents approximately 11 months of development since Perl 5.38.0 and
contains approximately 160,000 lines of changes across 1,500 files from 75
authors
“. Significant changes include a new __CLASS__
keyword, a :reader: attribute for field variables, a new
^^” logical-XOR operator (because two of those were not enough),
moving “try/catch” out of the experimental category, and more; see
this
page
for lots of details.