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Re^2: What is a really old version of Perl?

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:18 UTC ( #978635=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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"By 2017 it'll be over a decade old and by 2020 it'll be legal to marry in some backward countries."

Backwards countries like Canada and (parts of) the United States? Granted you need a court order to marry at 14 in these places; but what marriage could be more legal than a court-ordered one?!

I believe in Yemen you could marry Perl 5.16 - you just couldn't consummate that marriage. (I'm not entirely sure how you'd go about consummating marriage to a Perl release anyway. You'd probably need to install Sex.)

perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
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Re^3: What is a really old version of Perl?
by patcat88 (Deacon) on Jun 30, 2012 at 02:27 UTC
    Inseminate the makefile and build an offspring.

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[Discipulus]: but is really necessary to support these ancient versions? from 5.14 onward is not enough?
[Discipulus]: yes marto I understood
[Corion]: Discipulus: I'm slowly migrating my code to require 5.8.x ;) Most of my code works on 5.6, but Filter::signatures requires 5.10 I think
[Corion]: 5.14 is also a good target, widely available and fairly stable. Also, over five years old, which doesn't push people into a needless upgrade cycle
[Discipulus]: yes I saw your efforts Corion but the pain is worth?
[Corion]: Discipulus: IMO it's not that much pain, but most of the systems I use have a Perl 5.14 or newer on them nowadays
[marto]: the question is more, is Padre still the way new users should be directed?
[Discipulus]: ah ah I have all 5.26 atm but I play alone..
[Corion]: Except this RHEL box, which comes with Perl 5.10.1 , but there I installed my own 5.20.3 for the real Perl programs we run ;)
[Corion]: marto: I used Padre for some time but then switched to Notepad++, since all the funky features I wanted to put into Padre couldn't be made to work, and/or I lost interest :)

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