On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 03:11:48PM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote: > Another possibility would be to require Perl 5.8.9 or newer. It was > released in 2008.
RHEL 5 and CentOS 5 are still shipping with 5.8.8. They are still security-supported until 2017, and believe it or not people still develop on them. I am personally fine with this change, though. What we could do instead is simply require a newer version of Getopt::Long, which would let people continue using their ancient OSes and install a newer version from CPAN if necessary. It's also the proper way to specify the dependency. -- brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US +1 832 623 2791 | http://www.crustytoothpaste.net/~bmc | My opinion only OpenPGP: RSA v4 4096b: 88AC E9B2 9196 305B A994 7552 F1BA 225C 0223 B187
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