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* [RFC] start depending on Perl 5.10.1+
@ 2019-04-17 22:05 Eric Wong
  2019-04-29  1:54 ` Eric Wong
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Eric Wong @ 2019-04-17 22:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: meta

I mainly want to start using the '//' (defined-or) operator to
simplify code, and Perl 5.10.1 is roughly a decade old at this

"given/when" would've be nice, but it's future is in doubt AFAIK.

I also started using the 'parent' module in WwwHighlight, and
'autodie' in, both of which were only distributed
with Perl since 5.10.1; and testing with ancient
versions/distros is time-consuming.

Anyways, I think this a small-enough jump to not break any
existing installations, given we already depend on fairly
recent versions of git and Xapian.

Maybe we can use more newish Perl features in the future...
 INSTALL                | 2 +-
 lib/PublicInbox/ | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 9470d83..b22d848 100644
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ public-inbox requires a number of other packages to access its full
 functionality.  The core tools are, of course:
 * Git (1.8.0+, 2.6+ for writing v2 repositories)
-* Perl 5.8+
+* Perl 5.10.1+
 * SQLite (needed for Xapian use)
 To accept incoming mail into a public inbox, you'll likely want:
diff --git a/lib/PublicInbox/ b/lib/PublicInbox/
index 6e69001..268c5b8 100644
--- a/lib/PublicInbox/
+++ b/lib/PublicInbox/
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
 # - Must not rely on static content
 # - UTF-8 is only for user-content, 7-bit US-ASCII for us
 package PublicInbox::WWW;
-use 5.008;
+use 5.010_001;
 use strict;
 use warnings;
 use bytes (); # only for bytes::length

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