in reply to 2021 is the year to drop support for Perl < 5.12?
While I'm not really qualified to have an opinion on the issue, you might consider looking for another "natural" breakpoint: specifically the lowest version that gets installed by default among various Operating Systems. I don't know what version that might be, but looking at your 'hoops' argument, I think it feels similar--when people set up a box, they're going to get some minimum version X, and if they need to install an older version to support some application, they'll have a similar circus act to follow.
I don't know if that would give a different result than your suggestion of 5.12 or not, I'm just offering another thing to think about. Personally, I like 5.12 as a minimum version because I use // quite a bit and state occasionally.
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Re^2: 2021 is the year to drop support for Perl < 5.12?
by tobyink (Canon) on Dec 11, 2020 at 16:16 UTC
by Tux (Abbot) on Dec 11, 2020 at 21:56 UTC
by hippo (Chancellor) on Dec 11, 2020 at 16:42 UTC