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From:
Leon Timmermans
Date:
July 3, 2021 20:16
Subject:
Re: PSC #025 2021-06-18 minutes
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CAHhgV8g9cFsowr0yJ8FN2Y-1RDGbEMWNOJuBcx8JLF1mq++Qug@mail.gmail.com
On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 12:32 AM Paul "LeoNerd" Evans <
leonerd@leonerd.org.uk> wrote:

>   Existing modules: perl >= 5.16, for the most part. A few exceptions
>     exist for really high-river ones (e.g. List::Util, IO::Socket::IP)
>     but for most of these, taking 5.16 onwards means at least basic
>     support of try/catch, async/await, Object::Pad via syntax modules,
>     even though the signatures aren't yet available.
>
>   I have so far not yet encountered a case where anyone cared about a
>   perl older than 5.16.
>

About 1 in 6 users of cpanm is using 5.16 (which generally means RHEL7),
any dist dropping that would affect a serious number of users. It is a
de-facto watershed.

Leon

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