Fields, Christopher J | 5 Feb 21:56 2013

Re: dependencies on perl version

Aim for 5.10.1, but be careful of smart-match.  If you do this, make sure to add a 'use 5.010' pragma at the top.  

(for those who don't like this, please speak up.  perl 5.8 has been around almost 8 yrs, we would like to allow
using new features if at all possible)


On Feb 5, 2013, at 2:06 PM, Carnë Draug <carandraug+dev <at>> wrote:

> Hi
> how much perl backwards compatibility does bioperl needs to keep?
> If I have something I want to implement and use state (requires
> 5.010), is it acceptable? 5.010 is already a quite old perl version.
> Of course, there are other less elegant ways to implement those
> features. If I can't use modern perl stuff, what version number is the
> limit?
> Carnë
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