From: Robert May <rmay@po...> - 2005-10-02 17:12:11
Does anyone have any strong views about what versions of Perl we should
continue to support? For some time now we have not released PPMs for
Perl earlier than 5.6.
The reason I ask: I have got to the bottom of tracker 1164766 (Unhook
generating warnings) and it turns out to be a difference between the
implementation of the perl api av_delete function in perl 5.6 (and
earlier) and perl 5.8. Now I have a solution that works for 5.6 and
5.8, but probably won't work with earlier perl versions, and I'm not
inclined to add another perl version to build and test against.
I could just leave the existing code in a #ifdef block, checking the
perl version, but
(1) I somehow doubt that existing code compiles with earlier perl's
(2) If we start needing to do this all over the place it will make a
real mess of the code
Would anyone have an issue if I was to make a decision to only support
5.6 and 5.8 going forwards?