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Perl Pocket Reference, 5th Edition by Johan Vromans

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Perl 5.14.1

Perl releases are identified by a version number, a sequence of at least two numbers, separated by periods. This books describes Perl 5.14.1, released on June 16, 2011.

5.14.1

Meaning

5

The language revision. Perl 5 was first released on October 17,1994.

14

The version of this revision.

An even number indicates an official production version, while an odd number indicates a development version.

1

The subversion. 0 (zero) is the first release, higher numbers indicate maintenance releases.

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