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Steve Hay
September 1, 2011 16:23
RE: Drop support for Borland compiler on Win32?
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On 1 Sep 2011 23:37, "George Greer" <> wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Sep 2011, Konovalov, Vadim (Vadim)** CTR ** wrote:
>>> From: Steve Hay
>>> On 1 September 2011 19:17, Konovalov, Vadim wrote:
>>>> but it still gives a
>>>>  -1
>>>> from me :)
>>>> although very minor one :)
>>> Looks like the consensus is to axe it, so I will initiate the Borland
>>> Chainsaw Massacre in the next few days :-)
>> ok, good,
>> if I ever need borland+perl, I know where to find perl 5.005_xx
version... :)
> I'm sure no one would be upset if you volunteered to fix the Borland build
for 5.16.  That is, after all, why things get dropped: no one wants to put
in the effort therefore it isn't important enough to keep anymore.

True, but I think it just isn't worth putting the effort in any more, given
how old the compiler is. (It's quite telling that it was axing Windows 95
support that broke it...)

Even a newer version probably wouldn't be worth supporting: there seem to be
practically no users, and it's past its useful life anyway now that there
are other free alternatives (which I think there weren't when support for it
was first added).

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