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David Cantrell
July 30, 2018 12:47
Re: What platforms should we remove support from?
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On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 12:15:06PM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:

> Even though the core C language files may not have much in the way of 
> specialized support, the supporting modules shipped with core do.  There 
> are a bunch of instances where $^O is examined.  I grepped for those, 
> and threw out any .t or .pod files.  In the interest of moving forward, 
> I compiled this list of platforms that are tested for, minus the ones I 
> am confident that we want to continue to support:
> ...
> irix
> ...

I know of people still using perl on Irix. No idea if they're keeping
up-to-date. The last time I tried to build perl on Irix it blew up on me
but that was a while back and I don't recall the details.

One of the thigns on my to-do list is setting up an Irix box and giving
accounts to any perl5-porters who care for one. I've actually got the
machine for it, just not set it up yet.

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