Installing stable Perl with Perlbrew

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Today I learned you can install the most recent stable version of Perl in Perlbrew, and switch to it from one line:

$ perlbrew install --switch stable

Perl is still my favourite programming language, and Perlbrew is still my preferred method to install it (with pkgsrc coming a close second, depending on the environment). And not just because Perlbrew, like other Perl tools, uses the TLD for a country I wish to visit one day!

As an aside, if you’re in Sydney, Alchemy in Surry Hills has the best Polish food in Australia. The owner is also lovely.

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