The first new feature in Perl 5.14

Since 5.12 got released a lot of bugfixes have been flowing into blead and one new feature. The prctl() support for $0 that I previously blogged about just got commited by Steffen Mueller.

With this patch you can finally killall programs you write in perl on Linux without killing all of your perl processes indiscriminately.


The first GREAT new feature. :-)

I agree this is a good feature, and I hope it will be put in a module soon so that we don't have to wait until 5.14 to have it.

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