Re: where is perl 5.6?
Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> As far as the mooted production systems which require a particular perl
> version are concerned, is there concrete evidence of this being a common
> requirement? Any serious production environment would surely perform
> testing of their *entire* system before dist-upgrading production
> machines. If unresolvable issues with a newer perl version did actually
> arise, nothing precludes them from building the older version in an
> alternate location.
I've certianly used production systems that had a local perl4 install or
so on for legacy code.
Thing is, I don't remember supporting such production systems as being
a consideration at all when we originally moved to supporting multiple
installed versions of perl, and I don't remember any complaints from
such production systems before we did that.
see shy jo
 The perl policy talks about wanting to "enable developers to have
more than one Perl on their system", but not about production