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Re: perl <5.8.2 Getopt::Long

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: perl <5.8.2 Getopt::Long
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 22:21:25 +0200
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>>> "RW" == Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:


 RW> I don't know if it's too strict to require perl-5.8.2, given the
 RW> systems that have an older native versions.  

It is.  People seem very leery of upgrading their Perl installations.
Automake 1.10 will be the first version to drop support for perl 5.005, and
we couldn't do it earlier because people protested.  Jumping 5.8.2 certainly
sounds too fast.

 RW> So, how about this?
 RW> Would you rather have two tests and warn also users with perl x,
 RW> 5.6 <= x < 5.8.2, in

No, your patch seems enough to me.  Nobody really cares about
"--" anyway, it's not worth such a warning.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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