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I always thought you should go by features you need...
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Re^2: Out-of-the box Perl version - lowest common denominator
by kcott (Bishop) on Jan 15, 2021 at 12:37 UTC

    That's a reasonable comment and we did look at features. There's nothing essential; e.g. we don't need support for a particular module, Unicode version, etc. Newer versions do have nice-to-have features — for instance, indented heredocs certainly make code look cleaner — but we can develop without them. Bug fixes, optimisations, and the like, are definitely welcome (but their absence is not a show-stopper).

    — Ken