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Re: Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8

by talexb (Canon)
on Nov 18, 2011 at 18:01 UTC ( #938892=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8

I'll join in with the dreaded phrase 'technical debt'; the longer you put this off, the greater the risk. One of the rules of business is that you prefer to minimize risk. So get a new production server, install the latest OS on it (which will include the new Perl), update everyting, and see how it behaves.

At some point, like tearing off a band-aid, you have to get started. You're already living on borrowed time with your existing server. There's a greater risk in doing nothing, rather than getting started.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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