[OT] Perl 5.8.9 RC1 is out

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Mon Nov 17 14:25:16 GMT 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 04:03:53PM +0000, Lon Brocard wrote:
> 2008/11/11 Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org>:
> > ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/N/NW/NWCLARK/perl-5.8.9-RC1.tar.bz2
> > no-one has tested it on *your* work code. And if you don't, and there are
> > regressions in RC1 that hurt your code, but you don't find out until after
> > 5.8.9 is released, because you didn't test it now, then
> How is 5.8.9 RC1 working out for everyone? It compiles and passes
> tests on all the different computers and virtual machines I have
> access to and I've run a substantial amount of CPAN on it without any
> problems so far. How about you?

Works on my machine. Funny that. :-)

More usefully, I tried it out with all the work code, and that works too.
For some value of "unit tests" and "regression tests"

Which is useful to know, as it's not on CPAN, so I can't assume that anyone
else will have tested it.

Nicholas Clark

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