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H.Merijn Brand
February 8, 2013 15:25
Re: Perl 7 or Perl 2013?
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On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:10:29 +0000, Dave Mitchell <>

> On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 11:00:31PM +0100, Alexander Hartmaier wrote:
> > My feeling is that p5p cares too much about backward compatibility!
> No we don't. I for one would be extremely annoyed if half my admin scripts
> stopped working (or silently started misbehaving) just because I updated
> my OS, which happened to include a newer bundled perl version.
> > Old code will run on old Perl versions, they won't stop doing that when a new
> > a new Perl version is released!
> But very soon, old perls stop building on new platforms.

Why? I really try hard to make sure modern perl builds on nearly-dead
OS's I have access to.

> > And if there is an easy way to have more than one Perl version on a server,
> > and with perlbrew that problem is solved, you shouldn't care!
> > Put a note about how to install the old version in parallel to the new one
> > in the release notes and be done!
> Brillant! "We've broken all your code, but its your fault because you
> didn't read the release notes carefully enough!"

DaveM++ !! :)

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.17   porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE

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