No kidding!? I figured it would be a feature in Perl6, but I didn't know it was already out. We're on 5.8.5 at our site and when I asked for an upgrade the guy who's in charge of the sitewide perl installs said he'd prefer to wait for 5.9 to become stable. He says there is not much of a payoff to move to a higher 5.8.x release.
This was last month...5.9 (with named captcha) isn't stable by any chance, is it?
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