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Re: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 02, 2023 at 01:23 UTC ( [id://11150083]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

Today's latest and greatest software contains tomorrow's zero day exploits. Seriously though compiling Perl and thousands of modules takes time. That being said I use 5.26.2 because it's solid and has 12,986 modules installed.

I aim for the lowest score possible on perlver anyway which is always 5.6.0 because of the warnings pragma. Without warnings all my modern perl runs on 5.4.0 and probably down to the OG 5.002b3. I have never needed new features Larry didn't invent to get anything done with Perl so I probably wouldn't have noticed if they stopped development in 2000 to focus on making sure Perl continued to rule the world.

But alas we needed to impress the competition with features they still ignore, like lexical variables, so the web could be rewritten in php and python that resembles Perl 4. Now that we have the spectacular gift of Perl::Dist::APPerl I can fiddle with 5.36.0 by downloading a 25MB binary for instant fun times on Unix, Mac and Windows!

computoid.com/APPerl/#RELEASES

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Re^2: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:
by hippo (Bishop) on Feb 02, 2023 at 17:00 UTC
    I use 5.26.2 because it's solid and has 12,986 modules installed.

    You have 12,986 modules installed? That's ... impressive. Only leaves the remaining two thirds of CPAN to go!


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      You have 12,986 modules installed? That's ... impressive. Only leaves the remaining two thirds of CPAN to go!

      12,986 includes every single thing in @INC that looks like a module with 1,851 CPAN distributions installed. 1,578 of those only contain pod (like AnyEvent::FAQ) plus 11,408 code modules. Obviously 12,986 sounds more impressive than 1,578 so I went with the hyperbole.

      I can't reply directly to jdporter's completely accurate accusation of *stealing*. I have definitely seen the signature before but must have forgotten that and actually thought I came up with it! I was going to leave out the "and greatest" part because it seemed more fluent but included it for unknown reasons. I guess my unconscious mind values accuracy. The human mind is amazing and most of what it does is totally unconscious. Please excuse my inadvertant theft of your awesome quote.

        I didn't read it as accusation, but contariwise, as an announcement ;-)
Re^2: I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:
by jdporter (Paladin) on Feb 02, 2023 at 15:39 UTC
    Today's latest and greatest software contains tomorrow's zero day exploits.

    *stealing*

    Today's latest and greatest software contains tomorrow's zero day exploits.

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