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Re^4: Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8

by dlarochelle (Sexton)
on Nov 18, 2011 at 15:03 UTC ( #938853=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8
in thread Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8

The system is actually running 5.8.8 rather than just 5.8.0.

Still Unicode support is important and if versions after 5.8.X have significantly better Unicode support that would itself be a huge reason to upgrade.


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Re^5: Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8
by Tux (Monsignor) on Nov 18, 2011 at 15:11 UTC

    Other than just way much better and more efficient and reliable Unicode support in the most recent version, also the supported Unicode standard was followed:

    Perl Unicode release version --------- ------- v5.8.8 4.1.0 v5.8.9 5.1.0 v5.10.0 5.0.0 v5.10.1 5.1.0 v5.12.0 5.2.0 v5.12.1 5.2.0 v5.12.2 5.2.0 v5.12.3 5.2.0 v5.12.4 5.2.0 v5.14.0 6.0.0 v5.14.1 6.0.0

    Improvements in 5.14 made it virtually impossible to backport those improvements to 5.12 and older: you cannot take a single (Unicode) module from 5.14's CORE distribution and "upgrade" Unicode to 6.0.0 in 5.12.x


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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