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What Version of Perl Do You Use Most?

Displaying poll results.
< 5.004
  1% 9 votes
5.004 - 5.005
0% 6 votes
5.6.x
  8% 53 votes
5.8.x
  85% 541 votes
5.10.x
0% 3 votes
6.x
  3% 22 votes
634 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • A lot of the time I'm working with Perl involves testing bugs and fixes in bleadperl. I guess that's probably what I use most often day to day from a command prompt.

    • Do smokes count? I have sent 2747 5.9.3 smoke reports :) $Votes{$_}++ for qw( 5.8.x 5.9.x );
      --
      Enjoy, have FUN! H.Merijn
    • Unfortunately, which version of Perl I can use, in most cases, depends on my customers' web provider. At least one important provider in the South of Germany refuses to upgrade from 5.6.1
  • I run bleedperl 5.9.4 almost exclusively, so I didn't find a selection to vote
  • But it is still not part of the poll...
    • indeed, it's the default of Debian 4.0 and Ubuntu 7.0.4, so I would think installed base of 5.8.8 is huge
  • I theoretically have the 3rd edition, but the copy I'm comfortable with and in which I can easily find things, with all of my little subject tabs sticking out the side and so on and so forth, is the 2nd edition, which covers 5.003. So I generally code in Perl 5.003. This also has the advantage that I don't much have to sweat what version of perl happens to be on any given system I take my code to, because pretty much everything these days comes with perl 5.005 or higher, so my code runs fine. Oh, did you
    --
    -- jonadab
  • I've been blessed most of the time by having some control over my environment in most cases. Where that situation exists I insist on not quite bleeding edge Perl but something fairly recent.

    Most of my machines where I work use 5.8.x for some function of "x" depending on when they were built and last updated.

    Then there are those pesky web hosting facilities that I deal with on a frequent basis. Some of them keep up to date, and others don't seem to know what up to date means. I've seen on at least a couple
    --
    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
  • All of my work is done with 5.8.7 :-)
    --
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein
  • IMHO, this poll should be restarted - many voters has changed perl version since it's start.
    " 5.004" should be changed to " 5.005". And 5.8.8 added.

    P.S. Or wait till 5.8.9/5.10.