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Re: Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?

by bronto (Priest)
on Aug 09, 2002 at 16:48 UTC ( #188967=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?
in thread Does 5.8.0 suck?

Is "I want to keep me up-to-date with the new features of Perl, or at least the ones I am interested in" a good answer to "why upgrade?"

I am not a fan of the gimme-the-latest-version line: I prefer stability and my OS of choice is Debian Linux in fact, so I agree with you on the overall. But if you want to test the newest features, having a brand new Perl 5.8.0 aside of your older installations is a good choice, isn't it?

Ciao!
--bronto

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# The End, by The Beatles
END {
  $you->take($love) eq $you->made($love) ;
}


Comment on Re: Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?
Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Aug 12, 2002 at 09:25 UTC
    Is "I want to keep me up-to-date with the new features of Perl, or at least the ones I am interested in" a good answer to "why upgrade?"
    For a production system? No. (The thread is about upgrading on production systems). You might want to upgrade Perl on a development server for those reasons, but not if it's important your product has to run on older versions of Perl.

    Abigail

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