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September 26, 2011 03:25
RE: Speak up now about your use of EBCDIC or WE WILL REMOVE IT in afuture release of Perl
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We still customize Perl in our USS environment and we use it in a few of our web interfaces. I would appreciate if the open source community will continue to support the product.

This is not highest priority and we do not need latest releases in line with the rest of the Perl community but it would be important to continue the IBM open source commitment to have Perl on the list of supported products. 

Please let me know if you decide to stop the support for Perl so that I can inform the user community in my company that this is no longer a viable solution. 

Thanks and kind regards from the global Ford company.  

Kind Regards,
Egon Terwedow, Supervisor Global Mainframe Engineering
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-----Original Message-----
From: Craig A. Berry [] 
Sent: Freitag, 23. September 2011 21:02
To: Jesse Vincent
Cc: Perl5 Porters;
Subject: Re: Speak up now about your use of EBCDIC or WE WILL REMOVE IT in a future release of Perl

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:
> We don't currently have evidence that native support for EBCDIC systems in Perl is in use by anyone or that it currently works at all.
> If you use Perl on an EBCDIC system, please either reply to this message or contact me off list.  If nobody speaks up for EBCDIC, there's a pretty good chance that it will be on the way to Valhalla in the not-too-distant future.

Just adding perl-mvs to the cc list as interested parties would more
likely be found there than on p5p.  The impression I have is that no
one with an interest in open source has had access in some years, and,
by process of deduction, no one with access has an interest in open

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