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From: Gabor Szabo
October 30, 2009 06:57
Message ID: email@example.com
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Gabor Szabo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 9:46 AM, H.Merijn Brand <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Not that I would object to perl-5.12. Au contraire, but I want to press
>> the need for a good marketing message.
> Marketing messages are good but I think there need to be a real reason why
> go all the trouble, cost and risk to upgrade perl.
> There need to be an advantage in the newer version of perl that will make it
> worth the effort.
> For example:
> There are several important modules that require 5.8.1
> (e.g. both Devel::NYTProf and Moose)
> There are several new features in 5.10 such as say, given, named
> capture, smart-match.
> These all will reduce development time for any future code so they provide
> opportunities for cost savings.
> The marketing part - IMHO - is that we need to be able to communicate
> this to the world.
After rereading my message it might have sounded as if I was criticizing
the development of 5.12. I was not at all. I am just trying to figure out
how to convince companies to upgrade perl and the message of
Merijn was a good opportunity to make some noise.