[sf-perl] What version of perl and what OS do you use? [poll]

Matt Barkovich barko192 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 14:00:31 PST 2010

Snow leopard, 5.10.1 on my own machine.  Debian and 5.8.8 on my
servers.  Reason: I'm always reluctant to upgrade server software that
is working fine when I don't need any new features.  On my own
computer, I'll upgrade just for kicks.


On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Michael Friedman
<friedman at highwire.stanford.edu> wrote:
>> Any reason you don't compile your own binary?
> I haven't needed to. The one that came with OS X has been just fine.
> I see the every-couple-of-years "upgrade" of OS X as an excuse to look through what CPAN modules I actually use and reinstall them all from scratch again. It's a nice house cleaning, except for that damn Sybase stuff...
>>> Why do you ask?
>> This is a Perl list, we talk about Perl :)
> Heh.
> More generally, except for some spiffy syntax features that I haven't learned about yet, most everything runs on most versions of perl after 5.8, right? So how much does the version really matter? I've seen version problems with various CPAN modules, but not yet with perl itself.
> -- Mike
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