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Re: [PRE-RELEASE] Release of 0.0.7 tomorrow evening

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Tim Bunce
July 30, 2002 03:49
Re: [PRE-RELEASE] Release of 0.0.7 tomorrow evening
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On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 11:14:15AM +0100, Sam Vilain wrote:
> "Sean O'Rourke" <> wrote:
> > languages/perl6/README sort of hides it, but it does say that "If you have
> > Perl <= 5.005_03, "$a += 3" may fail to parse."  I guess we can upgrade
> > that to "if you have < 5.6, you lose".
> I notice that DBI no longer supports Perl releases <5.6.

Not true. The DBI supports 5.5.3.

The most recent release announcement did say:

  NOTE: Future versions of the DBI may not support for perl 5.5 much longer.
  : If you are still using perl 5.005_03 you should be making plans to
  : upgrade to at least perl 5.6.1, or 5.8.0. Perl 5.8.0 is due to be
  : released in the next week or so.  (Although it's a "point 0" release,
  : it is the most throughly tested release ever.)

But that's just a "shot across the bows" alerting people to think about
upgrading. I'm unlikely to actually require 5.6.1 for quite some time yet.


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