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Re^4: perl 2.01 on Cygwin

by Tux (Canon)
on Apr 02, 2019 at 14:07 UTC ( [id://1232014]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: perl 2.01 on Cygwin
in thread perl 2.01 on Cygwin

Old versions are easy to find. What do you mean by "a repository"? Just a location where the distribution tar-balls are available or a location that has binary packages for your system?

Also note that old(er) versions of perl are not easy to build/compile on recent machines with recent operation systems. Of course there is Devel::PatchPerl, but manual intervention might be needed to get to something that works.

The only good reason I see for keeping (or even building) old(er) versions of perl is that you want to test your distribution to all supported versions of perl that you claim to support. That is why I have over 200 versions of perl on a USB disk. (perl2 is not one of them, perl1 is :)


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^5: perl 2.01 on Cygwin
by Lotus1 (Vicar) on Apr 02, 2019 at 15:01 UTC
    Old versions are easy to find.

    What do you mean by "easy"? To me easy means a simple web search for something like "old versions of Perl" and it appears there on the first page. I realize I could find the source without too much trouble.

    What do you mean by "a repository"? Just a location where the distribution tar-balls are available or a location that has binary packages for your system?

    Since the topic is the OP's compiled version I was referring to compiled versions. But I could have been more clear.

    The only good reason I see for...

    Does this mean you didn't like my guesses for a purpose? :)

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