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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by educated_foo (3106) on 2009.05.19 9:43 (#68650) Journal

    I think your 8-10 years sounds about right. Perl is sort of like the OS or C library: many programs and modules depend on it, and they can confidently do so, just as they do C and e.g. POSIX. It's not necessary or practical to update all of them quarterly or yearly to compensate for changes. It's hard being backward compatible, but it's also hard building on shifting sands (e.g. Ruby 1.8 to 1.9, or 1.9 to 1.9 for that matter).