I'm really lucky: I get to use Perl every day, and make a living doing it. It's awesome.

However without going into unecessary detail, I'll just say that the Perl that I use at $work is old. Very old. It is considered stable and secure, and is therefore blessed by the powers that be for use in our %ENV.

It's no fun to read learning materials like the Modern Perl book and look at all the things that newer Perls have to offer, while not being able to use them. I'd like to get a chance to use operators like //= (a favorite of mine), or things like sub { state $counter = 0; return $counter++ }, or even builtins like say $foo

I'm guessing there are other monks in similar situations. But I'm curious if this is more common than not. So here's sub the_question {

Do you get to use Modern::Perl at your $job?
}

UPDATE:

I can't make a poll out of this since I'm not a pollster (pollsters), but I will submit this as a poll "idea" in a little while. In the mean time, I want to keep enjoying the discussion as it unfolds. The replies are both informational and entertaining. It is very amusing to see how other monks are using Perl versions/features at $work. So...err... goto \&the_question

UPDATE 2:

By (high?) demand, a Poll has been submitted for review to the pollsters. Happy Voting!

 

Tommy
"irregardless" - n. The act of watering crops without regard

In reply to Roll Call - How new is your Perl? by Tommy

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