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Darren Duncan
June 28, 2021 04:49
Re: PSC #025 2021-06-18 minutes
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On 2021-06-27 5:47 p.m., Dan Book wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 6:45 PM Darren Duncan wrote:
>     On the other hand the oldest I would ever want to support is the same version
>     that DBI itself does BECAUSE DBI itself does, and in theory any features I need
>     from Perl were present in 5.8.1 and its just syntactic niceties that came
>     afterwards.  Except I would round to 5.8.0 because 1 seems arbitrary in my case.
> In this case (and similarly for 5.10.0) the 1 is unfortunately not arbitrary; 
> 5.8.0 is horribly broken, and luckily did not find widespread usage.

I had long assumed that the move to the Unicode character database 4.0 from 3.2 
was the only major change of Perl 5.8.1 and since my module isn't sensitive to 
that then 5.8.1 and 5.8.0 were essentially interchangeable, while others 
requiring 5.8.1 were doing so mainly for that Unicode change.

Your comment now makes me think differently about this however.

But I still don't see a downside to just require 5.8.0 if I would otherwise 
require 5.8.1 for simplicity.  If 5.8.0 is so bad then people just wouldn't use 
it apart from my own decision anyway.

-- Darren Duncan

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