[sf-perl] Maybe "Perl5" is just like "OS X"

Joseph Brenner doom at kzsu.stanford.edu
Fri Feb 8 10:33:10 PST 2013

Fred Moyer <fred at redhotpenguin.com> wrote:
> Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <jeff at imaginative-software.com> wrote:

>> Imagine: "Perl V Moscow" or "Perl V Sydney".  Only trouble is that "V" still seems tied to "5", more so than "X" does to 10.  But maybe that's just because I'm so used to "5".  Internally, it would still just be 5.whatever.
> Something like:
> my $num_ver = 5.16
> my ($major, $minor) = split(/\./, $num_ver);
> my @cities = ( qw( Athens Boston Chicago Damascus Edinburgh ... ) );
> my $city = $cities[$minor];

Yeah, I was just thinking about the Ubuntu naming scheme: in addition
to numbers, they use animal names in alphabetic order, so you know
that Ocelot is after Narwhal.

Though I think after they started using names like "Narwhal" people
started referring to releases by number.

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