Today, December 18, was Perl's 20th birthday -- and the birth day of
a new Perl.
Perl 5.10 was released today and began to make its way to CPAN
mirrors at around 4 pm ET.
I've so far successfully built it on Darwin and on Debian and Ubuntu
Linux; can we get some tests on other Linuxes and other OSes as well?
Here's one way to get the source from a CPAN mirror and build it:
tar xzvf perl-5.10.0.tar.gz
sh Configure -de