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  • "... but it won't run on Perl 5.005!"

    People who do stupid things often die. Companies who do stupid things should have the grace to die messily and publicly so that we can mock them.

    • That's only an argument for CPAN modules :)

      And even I'm at the point where I think we probably should be shifting the goal post to 5.6.1 now...
      • by schwern (1528) on 2007.09.26 17:00 (#58050) Homepage Journal
        These days you're lucky if I'll give you 5.6.2.

        My recommended back target for normal modules (ie. not toolchain) is 5.8.3. Yes, a mere three years old. Hell, even the *previous* Debian stable has that.

        For toolchain stuff it's 5.5.4, 5.6.2 and 5.8.2.
        • Personally I always consider 5.8.1 my target. Depending on what the code does, it may work on earlier versions, but I cannot be bothered to support any earlier version if I need to care about characters vs bytes. Unicode matters; 5.8.1 is the earliest version that got it reasonably right; it’s a no-brainer.