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Re: Why does Perlmonks work?

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jul 13, 2003 at 11:35 UTC ( #273758=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why does PerlMonks work?

It's not so much the site as the audience. It's quite "in-crowd". A relative small group of Perl users tend to group together, and hence the popularity of the Perl usenet groups, #perl, the mailing lists, the Mongers groups, websites like this and use.perl.org, and the conferences. But you see the same people over and over again.

Abigail

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[Corion]: Hmm - I would say the 5.8.5 is a broken installation / corrupt tarball download, and the 5.10.0 is really weird, and maybe a bug in that version of Perl
[Corion]: I don't see how my $result = eval q{'abc' =~ ?b?}; could create a "Modification of read-only value" error
[marto]: Discipulus the issue that should be adressed is that the page needs to be updated to reflect modern perl on Windows
[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?

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