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Re^3: ::Tiny modules namespace origins

by hippo (Chancellor)
on Oct 09, 2020 at 08:52 UTC ( #11122622=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: ::Tiny modules namespace origins
in thread *::Tiny modules namespace origins

As far as I know, these days all modern systems come with Perl 5.14+ at least.

Not everyone has the luxury of working on modern systems.

This century I've seen Perl 5.8 on board of Solaris only.

5.10 wasn't even released until the end of 2007 therefore everything released before that will have used 5.8 or an even older version. RHEL5 used 5.8 and some of those boxes are still supported under ELS.

All that said, I don't see much value in supporting (or trying to support) anything older than 5.8 for any new modules written today. The stipulation about ::Tiny was put in place years ago and time doesn't stand still. Perhaps the new steering committee could look to revise the official guidance once they are done with Perl 7.


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Re^4: ::Tiny modules namespace origins
by siberia-man (Pilgrim) on Oct 09, 2020 at 10:17 UTC
    I see your point. The better way is to support older versions until 5.8. But there is rule still urging to support until 5.004 and it hasn't been changed yet.

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