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Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?

by Tardis (Pilgrim)
on Aug 10, 2002 at 04:50 UTC ( #189136=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Does 5.8.0 suck?


weasel:~ > perl -v This is perl, version 5.005_03 built for i386-freebsd
This is partly because of FreeBSD - until the upcoming 5.0 release they have stuck to this version of perl.

On the other hand, I'm only just now starting to run into stuff which requires a newer version. Certainly the lack of 5.6 or better hasn't hurt any of my production stuff.

I'm constantly amused about people agonizing about whether to upgrade fom 5.6 to 5.8 :-)

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Re: Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?
by mbadolato (Hermit) on Aug 11, 2002 at 09:06 UTC
    Incidently, you can change that version of Perl on FreeBSD by doing
    # cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8.0/ # make # make test # make install # use.perl ports
    That last command will set symlinks and whatnot, so that the new version is used by the system, with whatever ports are being compiled etc, and the source won't get overwritten on the next make world
      Unicode and You seems relevant, it's my recent dealings with 5.8. Outside of that arena I've not noticed a difference.

      perl -pew "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"

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