perl 5.8.5

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Wed Oct 6 11:44:25 PDT 2004

Ryan Newman said:

> I just installed the 5.3 beta-7 and noticed that perl 5.8.5 was
> installed. Perl 5.8 breaks a lot of the complex applications that I need
> to run why not stay with perl 5.6 which is more stable for applications ?

Because this is the current version of perl. A lot of applications also
dont work with older perl. Perl is a port, if you need an older version,
you can remove 5.8 and install 5.6, problem solved.

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