I really shouldn't have gone to scale yesterday, since I'm so sick and it wiped me out. Yet here I am contemplating going again today. I do want to get my copy of Modern Perl autographed, afterall.
Perl's recent renaissance has produced amazing tools that you too can use today.
This talk explains the philosophy of language design apparent in Perl 5 along the two fundamental axes of the language: lexical scoping and pervasive value and amount contexts. It also discusses several important pragmas and language extensions to improve Perl 5's defaults, to reduce the chance of errors, to allow better abstractions, and to encourage the writing of great code.
Speaker: chromatic x