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Re^8: Shouldn't JSON be faster?by Tux (Monsignor)
|on May 31, 2010 at 12:52 UTC||Need Help??|
HP probably had good reason. My guess is not that the OS sucks, but a shortage of resources. Besides: they are commercial, we are volunteers.
Essentially it is the same problem with any software. We still get bug reports for perl-5.6. We then tell those users to upgrade to a more recent version of perl, but sometimes users can't or are not allowed. Why they can't or why they are not allowed is way beyond our control.
IMHO the perl community has alwys tried to still answer those questions, in my experience in a very polity way.
Sometimes the people that help (and I consider you one of those) even propose patches that will never be applied to recent code, but only fix old problems. Those patches might be just references to (git) commits with comments like "This has already be fixed for more recent versions of perl/this module in a patch that you can fine here".
So, I don't consider me a source of a problem, but a small resource to help those in need. I cannot force them to upgrade hardware or OS, but I can encourage them to use more recent versions of my/our favorite language: perl.
OT: we're not discussing my personal preferences here. That could warrant a new thread indeed :) and I can assure you we won't agree on a lot of things!
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn