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in thread Contribute towards the Perl 5.8.9 release documents and be loved by millions!

Oddly enough, finding out why someone would want to upgrade to 5.8.9 rather than 5.10 is exactly what this project is all about. ;) Without the release notes, I can't tell you for certain. However some things which immediately spring to mind:

Any of the above AND...

There'll be other reasons when we find them. Plus, as chromatic noted, 5.10.0 isn't marked as "fully stable", although I'm not sure what that means either. It's certainly stable enough for me, although I know of a few things that will be changing for the 5.10.1 release.

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Re^3: Contribute towards the Perl 5.8.9 release documents and be loved by millions!
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 08, 2008 at 08:08 UTC
    5.8.9 is binary compatible with the previous 5.8 releases.
    Not true. Binary compatibility was broken several times, in 5.8.1, 5.8.2, 5.8.7 (and probably others).