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Re^2: Perl version usage

by aartist (Monk)
on Dec 27, 2017 at 16:10 UTC ( #1206276=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl version usage
in thread Perl version usage

Thank you for the answer.

What made you ask this question?

I was checking if there is a new school of thought `how to use Perl`, keeping newer versions in mind.

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Re^3: Perl version usage
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Dec 27, 2017 at 17:11 UTC

    While I applaud stevieb's approach and might even consider it a best practice, holding oneself back to versions of Perl that were EOL'd a decade or more ago is akin to saying new versions of Perl do not matter. Moving from 5.6 to 5.26 is trivial compared to, say, moving from python 2 to 3. And if we're in a marketshare war, I argue expending effort to support old code is philanthropic but invisible.

    I think //= is, at this point, reasonable to expect. That means 5.10. I know there is a lot of 5.8 out there, I'm unhappily stuck on it at work but not for much longer. I don't personally feel the slightest responsibility on the cusp of 2018 to support it.

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