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Re^3: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Sep 01, 2013 at 18:50 UTC ( #1051843=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
in thread Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

The post was about users.

Then I don't see your point at all. The vast majority of questions asked on perlmonks is from programmers, not (just) users. The very few questions by users are barely worth discussing.

Perl 5.8 supported till Y2017 in RHEL5, Perl 5.10 till Y2020

What does "supported" mean in that context? I guess there will be security updates, right? I don't quite think that Redhat will answer a user's question in 2016 on how to do proper Unicode handling with perl 5.8, will they?


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Re^4: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
by vsespb (Hermit) on Sep 01, 2013 at 19:08 UTC
    The post was about users.
    Then I don't see your point at all. The vast majority of questions asked on perlmonks is from programmers
    See the original post:
    Cases when there are many instances of your code (i.e. when your code have users):
    You are programmer. But your code has users. You cannot suggest to your users to install perl with perlbrew, because you'll lose most of them then.
    What does "supported" mean in that context? I guess there will be security updates, right
    That means there is live, still supported distro with that version of perl, and yes, with security updates for perl and other software.

      You are programmer. But your code has users. You cannot suggest to your users to install perl with perlbrew, because you'll lose most of them then.

      Sure you can :) just give them a perl, http://www.citrusperl.com/helpweb/createdistribution.htm, or an executable

      If they want to install from source, fantastic, let them install something new, not something really really old

        1. Do you know any popular software in Perl/Python/Ruby which target audience are not software developers, and which requires latest version of interpreter or ships together with interpreter?

        2. What about case when you are developing a CPAN module? How many popular modules do you know which require 5.18 at minimum?

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