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Re^5: Perl 5 interpreter

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jan 12, 2011 at 09:10 UTC( #881854=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Perl 5 interpreter
in thread Perl 5 interpreter

Does Perl really need to support a 21 year old standard that was superceded 11 years ago?

How many people are still confined, other than by choice, to using a C89 only complier?

FWIW the parrot developers had a similar discussion recently, and decided not to switch to full C99, because MSVC doesn't support that. But they switched to a C99 subset that most compilers understand. They might value developer sanity higher than support for legacy platforms, at least compared to p5p.

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Re^6: Perl 5 interpreter
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jan 12, 2011 at 10:52 UTC

    Sounds like a sane approach.

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