On Sun, 24 Nov 2002 10:41:49 -0800 (PST), Benjamin Franz
> I'm not Cisco, or the original guy, but here are the reasons I (and as the
> Admin/Lead Programmer here my position is basically my company's position
> on this) won't use Perl 5.8.0 for production servers:
> 1) x.0 release. I haven't seen a x.0 release of _any_ software I was
> willing to put the family jewels on without quite a bit of testing
Before 5.8.0 came out, it wasn't clear if there would ever be a 5.6.2.
Since 5.8.0 is out it is pretty clear, 5.6.2 won't happen. This seems
to be in accordance with the fact that 5.8.0 comes with 5 times more
tests than 5.6.1.
IF there is one test missing, YOU probably know which.
> 2) The very first machine I installed it on immediately had script
> breakage _specifically_ because the rather broken (IMHO) behavior
> re making the use of either 'use bytes' or 'binmode' mandatory
> if you want to get the same filehandle behavior semantics on *nix
> boxes that Perl (and virtually all other *nix programs) have had
:-( Benjamin, please send us your bugreport. WITH the details.
> I should either have been less specific or more correct ...