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Re^2: I wonder if there are any supported distro with 5.8.8 perl (not 5.8.9)?

by vsespb (Chaplain)
on Jul 15, 2013 at 13:34 UTC ( #1044376=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread I wonder if there are any supported distro with 5.8.8 perl (not 5.8.9)?

I don't go out of my way to support anything older than 5.10 for new code. I don't go out of my way to break it, either
Interesting strategy. And what if you see than you can use "defined or" in code? Do you use it (immediately breaking 5.8.x) or avoid it?
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Re^3: I wonder if there are any supported distro with 5.8.8 perl (not 5.8.9)?
by rjt (Deacon) on Jul 15, 2013 at 14:23 UTC

    I use it. In my case, today, 5.10 is where the cost/benefit ratio starts dipping South of 1.0, so I don't lose much sleep if 5.8.x breaks. Your line in the sand may well be different, and no doubt with good reason.

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[hippo]: Make it an option?
[Corion]: hippo: Yes, but I'm not sure that it's even worth the effort of implementing it at all...
[Corion]: You'll only ever need that option if you have a long-running query whose results are not cached by your DB already, and in those cases I presume that the programmer will want to maintain the temporary tables themselves - I wouldn't know when to drop ...
[Corion]: ... the temporary tables, and also don't have a good idea on how to create unique table names for them
[hippo]: OIC. In that case leave it out but invite feature requests and see if any of the users suggest it. :-)
[Corion]: Talking about this makes me realize that it's likely only a half useful idea. But it still would be convenient to have as an option...

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