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The previous answer should work nicely for your particular case. For the more general case,

if ($] >= 5.014) { ... } else { ... }

will often work. However, in some cases you'll have code that while OK in one version of Perl, will result in a compile-time error in another. In those cases, you may need to protect Perl from your code using a stringy eval, or placing the code in external files and conditionally requireing them.

The $] >= 5.014 can probably be optimized by declaring a constant at BEGIN time:

BEGIN { *NEW_PERL = ($] >= 5.014) ? sub(){1} : sub(){0}; } ... if (NEW_PERL) { ... } else { ... }

In reply to Re: Conditionally executing different code based on Perl Version by tobyink
in thread Conditionally executing different code based on Perl Version by dlarochelle

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