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Re: $VERSION Update and Questions

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John Peacock
May 1, 2003 17:59
Re: $VERSION Update and Questions
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Matthew O. Persico wrote:
> Wow, you are brave. Why pick 5.005_03 instead of 5.6.0 as a limit? Wouldn't it probably simplify lots of your code to not have to deal with 5.005 
> format vs 5.6 format?

There are still poor unenlightened souls who cannot easily upgrade past 5.005_03 
because their platform vendor can't be bothered to rewrite the custom apps using 
a more modern Perl (like Cobalt RAQ's) or because their local admin won't admit 
a newer Perl might be better.  I was suprised to discover how easy it was to 
make the XS code work with 5.005_03 (we can all be thankful that the 
Compatibility Police are so vigilant).


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