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Re: Why upgrade perl?

by Laurent_R (Vicar)
on May 20, 2013 at 10:35 UTC ( #1034314=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why upgrade perl?

I am not sure why in details, but we upgraded some of our servers to Perl 5.16 because it seems to have much better threads.


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Re^2: Why upgrade perl?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 20, 2013 at 16:29 UTC
    we upgraded some of our servers to Perl 5.16 because it seems to have much better threads.

    Any pointers to the evidence?


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      As I said, I do not really know the details. This is not my main work, but an application for which I only work occasionally. It was previously working on 5.8, if I remember correctly (or perhaps 5.10, but I think it was 5.8), and they decided to upgrade because they wanted to use threads in a new framework developped internaly, and, apparently, it does make a difference. I do not know the details personally, but I would tend to trust the person who proposed that upgrade decision, because I know it is someone who usually knows fairly well what he is doing.

      But the point is that the improvement was compared to Perl 5.8, not a more recent version.

        As I said, I do not really know the details.

        Okay thanks.

        I'm always interested in staying abreast of changes and improvements in the threading support as I make a great deal of use of them. So any time I think I've missed something I try to track down more information.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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