SPUG: when is 5.10 not > 5.8?

jerry gay jerry.gay at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 17:27:01 PST 2008

On Jan 15, 2008 3:48 PM, Andrew Sweger <andrew at sweger.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, jerry gay wrote:
> > make sure your 'use 5.8' lines are modified to 'use 5.008', and all
> > will work as expected.
> Is this backward compatible? If module maintainers fix this upstream,
> what's the oldest version of Perl that will understand 'use 5.00x'
> correctly? Just curious. Doesn't effect me directly. I'm just wondering
> how much distribution maintainers can help this at the CPAN level without
> resorting to patching modules before they can be built.
yep, backward compatible to any perl 5.x. the 5.8.8 thing probably
happened as a side effect of vstrings--a horrid half-man half-beast
that ultimately did not survive. ghosts remain, however.


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