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May 19, 2020 08:35
Re: Perl moving above 5.x version numbers
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If Perl 6 is Raku now maybe we can use Perl 6 after Perl 5 later?

On 5/19/20 7:54 AM, Darren Duncan wrote:
> Now that Raku has, or is in the process of, no longer using the Perl 
> version namespace, has there been any serious consideration by the Perl 
> 5 Porters to start exploiting version numbers above 5.x for major releases?
> I propose, if possible, that the next major production version of Perl 
> after 5.32 be 34.0, and then continue on in that manner afterwards.
> As for dealing with distinguishing development versus production, the 
> smallest change would be just to take the current process and shift it 
> to the left, so eg 33.x is dev (or as a special case could be 5.33.x as 
> a transitional exception), 34.x is prod, 35.x is dev, and so on.
> Do we consider that Perl is free to independently make this move, or 
> does anyone feel that Raku still has to do more than they have done 
> first so that conflicts or incompatibilities can be prevented?
> Thank you.
> -- Darren Duncan

Mikhail Kozachkov

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