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Re: perl <5.8.2 Getopt::Long

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: perl <5.8.2 Getopt::Long
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 23:13:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

* Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote on Wed, May 10, 2006 at 10:21:25PM CEST:
> >>> "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.

Good, I've applied the patch as-is.  Thanks for the review!


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