[tpm] Article on the future of Perl

Richard Dice rdice at pobox.com
Wed Jan 14 05:30:25 PST 2009

That is an unfortunate case of documentation inertia.  We really have to
change that.  It's just a lot of work getting all the people pointed in the
right direction to make the changes.  I'll look into using the 5.10.1
release as an opportunity to finally polish that off.

 - Richard

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Adam Prime <adam.prime at utoronto.ca> wrote:

> James E Keenan wrote:
> >
> > I remember Piers as a commanding presence, physically and intellectually
> > :-), at YAPCs past, particularly in Boca Raton and Paris in 2003.
> >
> > The point where I would quarrel with him is when he cites some unnamed
> > other source as characterizing Perl 5.10.0 as a 'testing' release.  I
> > never heard anyone describe it like that.  Quite to the contrary, I just
> > did an upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 last week, and I was pleasantly surprised
> > to see that their default Perl was 5.10.  I doubt that they would have
> > included 5.10 in the distro if they felt it was still a 'testing'
> release.
> I believe that would be in reference to this:
> http://cpan.org/src/README.html
> Which states that 5.10.0 is a testing release.
> Adam
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