Someone needs to take jwz aside...

Bill Crawford billcrawford1970 at
Wed Apr 20 12:06:27 BST 2011

On 20 April 2011 11:59, Peter Edwards <peter at> wrote:

> Go ahead and write CPAN modules requiring perl 5.12 and up to date Moose
> then watch organisations throw Perl out the window and replace it with Java.
> Like I'm seeing right now because they end up stuck requiring particular
> versions of libraries to work and rolling upgrades are not company policy or
> are politically inexpedient.
> You can get away that if you're running it on your Macbook or in a small
> central team, good luck on a large corporate platform.


It is frustrating to try to get a recent version of anything at all
onto a server that's destined to sit in a data centre for five years,
and needs to have a relatively stable install so it won't randomly
break ...

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