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Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8by dlarochelle (Sexton)
|on Nov 17, 2011 at 19:07 UTC||Need Help??|
dlarochelle has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Our production server runs Ubuntu 8.4 ( Hardy ) and as such we're stuck with Perl 5.8.
I use Perl 5.10 on my development machine but cannot use 5.10 features since the code must run on the 5.8 production machine.
I would really like to get the production machine moved to 5.10 but I'm having trouble convincing my managers and sys admins.
Possible issues with upgrading perl are:
What arguments could be used to justify an upgrade like this?
I'd like something more substantive that vague ideas about cleaner code and newer features.
Also any ideas about clean ways to upgrade a production machine like this?
Thanks in advance.