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Re^2: 2021 is the year to drop support for Perl < 5.12?by Tux (Canon)
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// was standard in 5.10 and available in 5.8.x with a series of patches, so that one is not the best reason to require 5.12 (instead of 5.10).
Using my version of perlver-fast:
Whatever the reasoning behind a minimal requirement is, as long as the argumentation is good enough, it is acceptable.
Dropping support for alder perl releases does not mean that the releases of a module that are available on CPAN (and BackPAN) suddenly stop working.
If raising the minimal supported version of perl (for whatever reason) raises the quality as that increases test coverage, I won't object.
A reason not to raise that bar is if your module is way up-river, and thus also raises the minimal supported perl version to all the modules that require yours. Just something to consider.
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn