portupgrade to Perl 5.10.0 ??

Vivek Khera vivek at khera.org
Fri Jul 11 19:06:59 UTC 2008

On Jul 11, 2008, at 2:53 PM, Remko Lodder wrote:

> So, when can I expect your updated work on the port, build all  
> dependencies to make sure they keep on working etc? I understand  
> that we want to have this as soon as possible, but also do keep in  
> mind that we would like to make sure as much as possible that the  
> code can actually work. I am not aware of the reason

There's no way to do all this testing in a vacuum.  Make the port.   
Publish it.  People who want to try it out will and then all the  
dependent ports (ie, CPAN modules) that may have broken can get fixed  
by a large group of people who may have more time to volunteer.

Seriously, though... is someone actively working on a perl 5.10 port  
and can we find out what is holding it up for over 6 months now?   
Around February I started wondering about it, but it wasn't such a big  
deal to me then.  Now it is becoming more of a big deal because our  
developers want to start using some of the 5.10 features in our new  
projects, but without a port/package it complicates our dev and  
production environment management.

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