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February 27, 2007 23:39
Re: Re: Future Perl development
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Am 27.02.2007 um 23:10 Uhr haben Sie geschrieben:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 01:59:33PM -0800, chromatic wrote:
> > On Tuesday 27 February 2007 13:11, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> >
> > > Maybe y'all ought to break Perl once.  Then all of a sudden, some
> > > company will lose a million bucks and realize how insane it is
> > > they didn't keep a core Perl programmer on staff as an insurance
> >
> > Or stop supporting ancient versions, where "ancient" means "more
than two
> > years old".
> I've not really seen anything substantive updated to 5.6.x recently,
> firms still use it, and don't seem to be upset that no-one seems to
> it actively, certainly not so upset that they want to pay for it.
> And whilst I thought that 5.004 was the oldest thing currently in
> someone on IRC (who may wish to de-anonymise) said:
>    "last week's project was rewrite a script from perl4 to 5.8.8"
> There doesn't seem to be a market for supporting the currently
> Nicholas Clark

In my opinion, old Perl versions used in companies are a big problem for
Perl. The companies are not aware of new features and the current Perl

They think that Perl hasn't been changed since 5.6.1 or so. One customer
of my company was really happy to hear that there is a Perl 5.10 in

I think Perl needs some "PR" to make companies aware of Perls cabilities
and future development...



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