One part of Perl I've hardly ever seen mentioned, and most importantly used, in current discussions since I've come to it, that is about 5.6.1 time, is formats
. Often I could see alternative modules suggested instead. And AFAIK they're going away in Perl6 as well.
Now, I've just noticed that both 5.9.1's perldelta page
5.9.2's one mention "several formats improvements". So with no attitude I feel like asking: is there really still any need for active development regarding them, because I thought this was not the case, but the circumstance under consideration may suggest I'm plainly wrong...
2005-09-29 Retitled by g0n, as per Monastery guidelines
Original title: 'Q: re bleedperl && formats'