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Out-of-the box Perl version - lowest common denominatorby kcott (Bishop)
|on Jan 15, 2021 at 05:00 UTC||Need Help??|
kcott has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
At $work, we're currently coding to Perl 5.16.0 as a minimum version: our clients are expected to have this version available to be able to run our software.
We are considering increasing that minimum version. Doing so has been agreed in principle. However, we're scratching our heads a bit, trying to determine what a practical new version might be.
By out-of-the box, I'm talking about what's available either as a new installation, or through standard updates through package managers. I'm not referring to what's possible by manual builds or using installation software (such as Perlbrew).
As an example, I've quite recently updated Cygwin, which gives me:
I have also installed a few Perl versions using Perlbrew:
So my answer to this question would be: "Cygwin: 5.30.3".
I added "lowest common denominator" because, in practical terms for the current exercise, it's more important to know "ABC Linux: 5.20.0" than "XYZ Linux: 5.32.0".
Your feedback on this would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.