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Re: "platforms" and "support"

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Neil Bowers
June 13, 2021 15:17
Re: "platforms" and "support"
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I wrote up some thoughts on this, which ended up in a Google doc so I could iterate with Nick and then Rik.

Some key points here:

• The consumers of this are end users of Perl, so we should try and keep it relatively simple.
• The aim for end users is to give them an indication of how reliable Perl is on a given platform, and how that might change in the future.
• For p5p, it should help us answer the question "if a given platform is broken, how much should we care?". Also if a new OS comes out (e.g. Fuchsia) it should help us think about how it might progress from "unknown" to "battle-tested".
• I think you should be able find out what tier your perl is on from `perl -v`.
• We need to think about how a given configuration moves up and down the levels, and what schedule that can happen on. I’ve got a diagram in the document below, which suggests one way of thinking about that.
• I started off more detailed and more specific, but after discussion ended up thinking we should aim for an MVP and only go beyond that if there’s a real driver for it.

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