|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Solaris, Perl 5.8 and use 5.005by ZlR (Chaplain)
|on Mar 07, 2005 at 12:38 UTC||Need Help??|
ZlR has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I will soon have to argue at a meeting for the "pro" side of a migration from 5.005 to perl 5.8 , on a Solaris 6 server .
The "against migration" side have the following arguments :
I find this hard to believe.
Can those of you who have done it before summarize (or give a reference document of) the install of perl 5.8 on a Solaris 6 platform ?
Which of the available versions do you recommand and why ?
I think that this is uselessy downsizing the possibilities offered by Perl and Unix. But in fact this goes my way since "target" version is 5.8 .
Speaking of that : does anyone know of a good document describing multiple perl installations with application or user specific private trees for libs and modules ?
This is where i plan to propose to use 5.003 . I've never seen it used, and this here is production code .
Does it 'just work' ?
Does it impact performance ?
Bonus question : how does the interpreter make it work , i mean, inside ?
I'd like to say that this approach is "perl 6" compliant since having a use VERSION will also make it work with perl 6 : is that correct ?
Thanks for your advice, i'll let you know if we win the case !