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kurila 1.17 released

Gerard Goossen
January 24, 2009 13:13
kurila 1.17 released
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kurila 1.17 released


+ Renamed special variables
  Variables like $\ and $| have been renamed to have the form
  Rationale: The names are descriptive.

+ Special variables are evaluated where declared.
  Variables like $1 and $^HINTS are evaluated where declared,
  instead of when their value is used.
  Rationale: Prevents action-at-a-distance.

+ Removed 'tie'
  Rationale: Prevents action-at-a-distance.

+ Dynamic scope
  A dynamic scope is added. At the moment only used for adding
  code to leaving scope.
  Rationale: A more generic alternative for local.
has a more detailed description of the changes.

Known bugs:
+ Documentation
+ Limited platform support

kurila 1.17 without the CPAN modules is available at:
And should become available on CPAN.
Or use git to get the latest version:
git-clone git://

Perl Kurila is a dialect of Perl. With Perl 5 as ancestor it has a
solid base, but without the backwards compatibility
requirement of Perl 5, it is free to evolve into new directions.

More information about kurila is available at

Standing on the shoulders of a red giant to face the future.

Gerard Goossen
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