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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: upcoming perl v5.12 requirement...
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:44:35 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210413194435.GA3371@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On a side note, I'm strongly considering moving to Perl 5.12
after public-inbox 1.7 is released.  perl 5.12.4 will be a
decade old in a few months (however 5.12.5 was Nov 2012).

It seems the various 5.12.x releases had fewer breaking bugfixes
than 5.10.0 => 5.10.1, so "use v5.12" should be fine.

The main reason I want 5.12 is it enables strict implicitly,
reducing syscalls and startup time:

  strace -c perl -Mstrict -e exit # 208 syscalls
  strace -c perl -Mv5.12 -e exit  # 186 syscalls

It also allows "delete local" and some other things, but
I'm not yet sure about the "unicode_strings" feature bit...

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-13 19:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-13 19:29 [PATCH] doc: technical/whyperl: update w/ (good) news from PSC Eric Wong
2021-04-13 19:44 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2021-04-13 21:17   ` upcoming perl v5.12 requirement Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-04-14  0:25     ` Eric Wong
2021-11-08 18:38   ` Eric Wong
2022-02-13 10:18     ` Eric Wong

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