Hilmar Lapp | 6 Feb 04:32 2013
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Re: dependencies on perl version

Does anyone know what Ubuntu uses? I've heard lots of other old version problems with CentOS.

8 years is really old, and at some point I fear that weighing backwards compatibility too much just holds us
back in a real detrimental way.

	-hilmar

On Feb 5, 2013, at 9:56 PM, Florent Angly wrote:

> For what it's worth, the current stable version of Debian uses perl 5.10.1 (http://packages.debian.org/stable/perl/perl).
> Florent
> 
> On 06/02/13 12:40, Leon Timmermans wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Fields, Christopher J
>> <cjfields <at> illinois.edu> wrote:
>>> 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)
>> I *really* hate saying it, but I fear a lot of places are still stuck
>> on 5.8, in particular on 5.8.8 because of CentOS 5. I know my
>> department still is and doesn't seem to be in a hurry to upgrade, and
>> I'm pretty sure it won't be the only one (though personally I use a
>> self-compiled 5.16).
>> 
>> Leon
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