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Re^4: Perl 5 interpreter
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Does Perl really need to support a 21 year old standard that was superceded 11 years ago?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.