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Re^2: Perl 5.11.1 released

by ikegami (Patriarch)
on Oct 21, 2009 at 20:21 UTC ( [id://802524] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl 5.11.1 released
in thread Perl 5.11.1 released

Surely it's because there is a lack of resources to support it. I'm sure they would support it if they could.

It doesn't mean that Perl won't run on NT4. It doesn't mean that fixes for NT4 will be ignored.

It means they have no way of knowing whether NT4 is broken or they don't currently have the means to fix it if it does break.

There is another possibility: Dropping support for NT4 will allow them to simplify code by using features introduced in a newer OS.

It may be possible to emulate those features in NT4, but if so, noone has indicated the capability and will to do so.