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Re^4: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

by vsespb (Hermit)
on Sep 01, 2013 at 19:08 UTC ( #1051845=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: 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
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.


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Re^5: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 01, 2013 at 19:20 UTC

    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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