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  • Nobody is even forcing you to use the official Perl 5.

    I am sure everybody is aware that Alan Cox still maintains the 2.0 and 2.2 Linux kernel series despite the Linux stable kernel now being a mature 2.4.19 .

    The same goes for Perl - if not to the same extreme. There is sufficient vested interest for new modules to work with perl 5 and for perl 5 to continue improving even if it means sacrificing some innovation for the sake of legacy code. Perl 6 however need not be hampered in innovation by such concerns

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • Other than employers, that is ... Some people code Perl for money, not just pleasure.
      • Employers aren't going to force you to upgrade perl.

        Although this is the case with Java and VisualBroken that has not been a problem with perl or linux.

        Most of the perl I code is for money. Most of the time employers dictate that we have to use out of date systems rather than cutting edge systems.

        I mean where I work now I have to install old linux distros or download the newest ISO and burn it to disk. My employer doesn't care whether I use perl 5.00054 or 5.8 - I currently use a mix of perl 5.5 and 5.6

        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;