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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Clearly the best solution is to upgrade to a recent version. 5.0 has been the stable release for years and has many improvements over older versions.

    Failing that, isn't a RIGHT JOIN just a LEFT JOIN with the table order reversed? If you list the tables in reverse order and use a LEFT JOIN will it work?
    • Surprise, surprise. 4-year old OSS software has bugs. If only there was a solution...

      I understand the frustration since it's sometimes hard to upgrade critical pieces like MySQL or Perl, but how many bugs do you publicly complain about in Perl 5.8.1. Probably not many. You instead use a more recent version without those bugs or you work around them.

      At least you don't have a vendor company forcing you to upgrade. Which means you do it at your own pace and consequences. Only you (meaning whatever company you're working for) decide when the pain of working around these old, fixed bugs becomes too much.