[Melbourne-pm] Who's using Perl 5.10?
scottp at dd.com.au
Thu Jun 12 20:40:45 PDT 2008
Personal Machines - 5.8.8
Personal production machines - 5.8.8
3rd party production machines - 5.6 in some cases, but a lot of 5.8.4
I would not run 5.10 though. Two reasons: Not available on my production machines; too hard to manually install on my laptop.
I have gone from building my own machines (e.g. Gentoo and similar) to being completely lazy on that front. The problem is that if you have two versions on a system, one from the package system and another from another install it causes major confusion on the perl module front. On one machine things worked if I typed "perl blah.pl" but if I used "./blah.pl" it did not (turns out that my default path was not the same as /usr/bin/perl).
This is a problem, I would like to see perl progress, but the reality of systems I use is that manual installs on Debian or Mac OS X of Perl generally break things. This is not just Perl, I had the same problem the other day with Python for using the new version of Trac, had to give up, and with PHP4 and PHP5 on the same machine. Tricky.
----- "Jacinta Richardson" <jarich at perltraining.com.au> wrote:
> There are lots of good reasons to use Perl 5.10
> ), but who's managed to get it on to their personal machine?
> machines? testing? production?
> If you're not using 5.10 what versions are you using?
> This is an informal poll, but I'd love everyone who can to spend a
> couple of
> seconds responding.
> FWIW I use: Perl 5.8.8 on my personal box, and production box. I'm
> not sure
> what I use on my laptop - probably 5.8.something - haven't looked
> All the best,
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