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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: [PATCH 4/4] doc/technical/whyperl: note Perl 7 announcement
Date: Sun,  5 Jul 2020 22:44:52 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Right now[1] the Perl upstream plan is to maintain 5 compatibility
in Perl 7 for at least 5 years[1], and perhaps drop it when Perl 8
comes along.  That said, distros may pick it and maintain 5 on their
own given the vast amounts of perfectly good legacy code out there.

 Documentation/technical/whyperl.txt | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/technical/whyperl.txt b/Documentation/technical/whyperl.txt
index 01ce71e2..de6f912a 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/whyperl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/whyperl.txt
@@ -66,6 +66,10 @@ Good Things
   Perl had fewer breaking changes than Python or Ruby; we
   expect that trend to continue given the inertia of Perl 5.
+  Note: this document was written before the Perl 7 announcement.
+  We'll continue to monitor and adapt to the situation around
+  what distros are doing in regard to maintaining compatibility.
 * Built for text processing
   Our focus is plain-text mail, and Perl has many built-ins

      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-05 22:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-05 22:44 [PATCH 0/4] a few minor doc updates Eric Wong
2020-07-05 22:44 ` [PATCH 1/4] git: use v5.10.1, and Time::HiRes::stat Eric Wong
2020-07-05 22:44 ` [PATCH 2/4] doc: daemon: update documentation around Inline::C Eric Wong
2020-07-05 22:44 ` [PATCH 3/4] doc/technical/whyperl: reword bit around installed docs Eric Wong
2020-07-05 22:44 ` Eric Wong [this message]

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