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From: Fields, Christopher J <cjfields <at> illinois.edu>
Subject: Re: dependencies on perl version
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.perl.bio.general
Date: Wednesday 6th February 2013 04:14:24 UTC (over 3 years ago)
On Feb 5, 2013, at 8:40 PM, Leon Timmermans 
wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Fields, Christopher J
>  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

We had the same problem for a while, but our sysadmins were willing to set
up perl 5.12 (at that time) loadable as a module (we can of course set up a
local perl as well).  We're now using a sysadmin-installed perl 5.16 with
our current cluster.

chris
 
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