Be the first to author a Perl HTTP/3, QUIC, or QPACK library

This is a public service announcement.

By now, everyone has heard that HTTP/3 is coming. Based on Google's QUIC protocol that began as an experiment circa 2012, IETF QUIC and HTTP/3 are likely to become standards this year.

My employer, LiteSpeed Technologies, has been actively participating in the standardization process. We have also open-sourced several of our C libraries, QUIC Client and ="…


Browsing the puny (I miss Borders!) Technology section at the local Barnes & Noble today, I did not see a single Perl book. I was hoping that they sold out, but the manager confirmed my fears: they no longer carry Perl books in that store. The reason, he said, is that no Perl book has been published since 2012.

In regard to the size of the Technology section: The way the shelves are stocked is based on sales. Since people rarely buy their technology books from the store (guilty...), the Technology section is correspondingly small. "The people who are interested in these books …

...but which one is easier to learn?


Twelve years ago, Perl 6

In Software Exorcism (published in 2003), there is a mention of Perl 6:

    The JVM is not the only virtual machine on the market. The Parrot virtual machine, for example, executes bytecode compiled from Perl 6.

ctags now supports Perl 6

We added support for Perl 6 to ctags. Give it a shot: grab a copy from GitHub.