portupgrade to Perl 5.10.0 ??

David Southwell david at vizion2000.net
Fri Jul 11 18:17:07 UTC 2008

On Friday 11 July 2008 09:13:21 Robert Huff wrote:
> David Southwell writes:
> >  > As a practical matter, is 5.10 really all that urgent?  (Bleeding-edge
> >  > Linuxers don't count; FreeBSD is a production OS.)
> >
> >  That sounds a bit complacent to me. I hope others are not likely
> >  to be so dismissive of the needs of others.
> 	And sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.
> 	I have ports installed that are Perl-based, or require Perl for
> compilation; I am not a Perl programmer, much less a zealot; I did
> not even know 5.10 was out.
> 	If there's a reason to have it - beyond having the latest
> pretty thing - then let that case be made. (Allies gathered, the
> cause advanced, ....)
> 	If there's a reason we don't have it yet, then let's hear about
> that as well.
> 				Robert Huff

If we had to argue for every port on these terms everyone would spend their 
time arguing and we would have none atall.

It is not as though Perl is an obscure bit of buggy code that none uses. 

If there is a request then simply a response to your last question is needed.



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