Subject: Re: perl 5.8.x be the default? and perl-5.6.1nb7's lib/perl5/5.6.1/File/Path.pm doesn't like trailing slash
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Pinnock <email@example.com>
Date: 03/12/2004 09:29:46
On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 09:26:53PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Is there any plan to make perl 5.8 (or newer) the default soon? (Maybe in
> two weeks after the freeze?)
> www.perl.org tells us that the stable release is 5.8.3.
IIRC the last time this was raised, the general opinion seemed to be that
someone should do something like the following:
a) do the change in their sandbox;
b) run a bulk build to check for fallout;
If the fallout is small the change could be made, and fallout fixed
afterwards. If it is large, we should think again.
I believe that there were PLIST issues ages ago (may have been fixed).
I have been using perl 5.8 on my NetBSD systems and I've yet to encounter
I guess it is a matter of someone stepping forward to do a and b.