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Re: qr bug in perl 5.6.1 with lexicals

by grinder (Bishop)
on Dec 15, 2008 at 22:35 UTC ( #730522=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to qr bug in perl 5.6.1 with lexicals

5.6.1 is completely unsupported. It is dead. It is so entirely dead that if a security flaw allowing privilege escalation was uncovered, the most likely reponse from the Perl 5 Porters would be to recommend you upgrade. No one's really familiar with that codebase any more.

So I doubt anyone will bother fixing the regexp/closure issue — subsytems that have been heavily rewritten in the intervening years since the 5.6 line was released.

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Re^2: qr bug in perl 5.6.1 with lexicals
by JavaFan (Canon) on Dec 15, 2008 at 23:00 UTC
    5.6.1 is completely unsupported. It is dead. It is so entirely dead that if a security flaw allowing privilege escalation was uncovered, the most likely reponse from the Perl 5 Porters would be to recommend you upgrade.
    It's unsupported in the sense that there is a 5.6.2. There was a posting on #p5p today that someone is planning to make a 5.6.3 release. So, I wouldn't say that the 5.6.x branch is entirely unsupported. But yes, 5.6.1 is as unsupported as 5.8.8 is. And for the same reason.

      I imagine you are referring to ysth's remark "I'm working on a 5.6.3 just as soon as I learn enough git." in this p5p thread?

      I don't know what Yitzchak plans to do (it's not documented anywhere) but I'd be surprised if it goes much beyond getting 5.6.2 to the state where it can be compiled with current compilers.

      One person does not a supported release make.

      Other than that, I think we are in furious agreement :)

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