perl 5.8.5

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Fri Oct 8 12:52:55 PDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 08:12:42AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> >Even though I have hit some of these problems, I do think it is a
> >good idea to make the change to 5.8 as part of FreeBSD 5.3-release.
> >People should be taking a bit more time to check, cross-check, and
> >re-check everything they are running if they are upgrading to
> >5.3-release from 4.x-release.
> 5.8.x has been stable Perl for over two years.  You really /should/ be 
> using it if at all possible.  If not, then deinstall it and install your 
> own Perl 5.004 package.  You did want old Perl, didn't you?

My apologies for this comment; it was flippant, unnecessary and

The point I was trying to make was that people who wish to stay with old
versions of Perl shouldn't expect much support.  Unfortunately, I've
seen enough of that to be a bit jaded by it, hence the sharp comments.


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