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Re^3: Artificial perl version dependencies (age)

by tye (Sage)
on Dec 23, 2006 at 04:58 UTC ( #591416=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Artificial perl version dependencies (backward)
in thread Artificial perl version dependencies

Yes, this crossed my mind but didn't make it into my text.

So long as the standard tools for creating modules are inserting "use 5.008" or such into every new module they help create, there is little point in CPANTS testers using older versions of Perl. I wouldn't be surprised if some CPANTS testers have abandoned using old versions because so many modules fail.

But I think a movement to remove these useless and annoying cases of "use 5.008" (as opposed to the few cases that are there for real and documented reasons) could motivate a CPANTS revival for older versions of Perl. It has certainly sparked my interest in setting up CPANTS for 5.6.0 and 5.6.1. I'm sure there will also be challenges in getting CPANTS running in such environments.

I'm also collecting the few, simple, fairly easy techniques that I use (or avoid) in order to keep my modules compatible with older versions of Perl. Perhaps even a perlage.pod...

- tye        

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Re^4: Artificial perl version dependencies (age)
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Dec 23, 2006 at 12:19 UTC

    Maybe no 5.8; should mean "if you later on encounter 'use 5.8' then ignore it".

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    $world=~s/war/peace/g

Re^4: Artificial perl version dependencies (age)
by ysth (Canon) on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:34 UTC
    Perhaps even a perlage.pod
    Sounds terrific. Care to post what you've got?

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