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Re: Time to drop support for Perl 5.8?

On 23/03/14 09:18, Chris Travers wrote:
Hi everyone;

Perl is moving onward and many modules have Perl 5.8 support only provisionally (Moose for example, already has a stated policy of only support 5.8 on a best effort basis).  Perl 5.10 has a number of additional features we might want to use over time and by not be stuck with 5.8 ways of doing things.

I would like to suggest a policy going forward of bumping up the major Perl version once a year or so, starting with 5.10 for 1.5.

Arch Linux is on 5.18, so  no objection. I suppose it depends on what shipping distros are using. I can't see there is much point in supporting a distro that hasn't been shipped for a couple of years.

Perl 5.8 was released in 2008 and 5.10 in 2009. If supporting them presents a large issue, I can't see why LedgerSMB should.

Kind regards

Benedict White

Any feedback or objections?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

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