New perl features?
sthoenna at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 18:02:12 GMT 2013
The change to make useperlio the default (I think in 5.10) was a major
performance hit to some types of scripts (at least where usefaststdio
had been used). But it was clearly the right thing to do.
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM, DAVID HODGKINSON <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15 Mar 2013, at 14:49, Greg McCarroll <greg at mccarroll.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 15 Mar 2013, at 13:29, James Laver wrote:
>>> On 15 Mar 2013, at 13:04, DAVID HODGKINSON <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> So, no then. In the sense of having a single page of good examples of
>>>> using the new features.
>>> With so many orgs stuck on ancient perls, it may not be a full solution. Sure it may attract newbies but if they get a job with an ancient perl they're going to be disappointed they can't use all that shiny.
>> IMHO, the best marketing materials you could create would be a list of what the lead developers of a module are using. Having a note that 5.14 supports feature Foo will never persuade as many organisations as having Tim Bunce saying he works daily with the 5.14 stack in his day job and DBI development (or a similar statement).
> In two orgs I've worked in recently, the trick was defining perl as part
> of the application stack and taking out of the hands of the wookies. perlbrew
> has helped immensely with this.
> But this wasn't my original question.
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