In RE: RE: RE: Data extraction from hash problem
I pointed out that there were some serious
known bugs with Perl 5.6.0. As an example I gave:
perl -e 'my $x = 10; $x = "2" . $x; print $x + 0'
which does something rather different than one would hope.
I mentioned that "bleeding edge" Perls had fixes to most
of the serious bugs, and when 5.6.1 came out it would be
very good to upgrade to it. Unfortunately I did not then
know how to get a bleeding edge Perl.
It turns out that my problems had to do with an overly
restrictive firewall at ActiveState. Sarathy has
that current versions will be available through http at
and the firewall issues are being looked at.
I strongly recommend that anyone who is using 5.6.0 give
thought to upgrading for some of the important bug fixes,
and then upgrading again when 5.6.1 comes out. If you
are still on the 5.005_03 series, my personal recommendation
is to hold tight at least until 5.6.1. (I am taking this