perl5, perl5.* changes

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Sat Feb 26 13:47:01 PST 2011

On Feb 26, 2011, at 3:35 PM, Arno Hautala wrote:
> Personally, I'm not sure I'm ready to move to 5.12 (I need to
> recompile all my installed p5 modules and test a few scripts), so I've
> resolved things on my side by correcting my "broken" perl5 install
> with perl5+perl5_8.
> At least, that's my take.

My personal opinion is that we shouldn't bother with the 5.x ports. We should have moved perl5 from 5.8 to 5.10 to 5.12 and just rev-bumped the p5 ports when the changes were made ...

There may be a case for keeping perl5 around once perl6 appears (if ever) - but I don't know of any reasons to keep 5.8 around.

People who have stuff that they want to test before upgrading to a newer perl would still have that option.

Daniel J. Luke                                                                   
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