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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

Journal of Matts (1087)

Thursday November 15, 2001
06:10 AM


[ #1259 ]

Question for MacPerl geeks:

Since the only stable MacPerl available is 5.004, how can I make XML::SAX::PurePerl work there, when it uses qr// regexps all over the place?

Or should I just ignore 5.004 altogether (which is what I want to do, but I'd like Mac users to be able to use it)?

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  • Dude, MacPerl 5.6.1b1 is out, 5.6.1b2 is slated for next week, and I hope to have the final release out before the end of the year.

    I'd just wait. :-) People who really want the module can use the betas of MacPerl now; I use them daily, they are fairly stable, just not ready for release. Still a bit buggy.
    • I can wait an eternity - I have no macs. Others however, can't, and use production Macs with 5.004. I wish it were otherwise, but it's not so.

      Personally I think I'll just add "use 5.005" in the files, because getting rid of other idioms such as if (my $foo = x()) {} is going to be just as hard.
      • if (my $foo = x()) works fine in 5.004. In any event, though, just ask the users to use the betas if they are adventurous (and back everything up), or wait for the 5.6.1r1 release. And to join the list or go to the MacPerl dev site [] for more info. :)