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.

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