Minimum Perl version requirement (was: Re: [PUSHED] Replace make_absolute_path with rel2abs in solenv)

Tim Retout tim at
Mon Feb 20 08:52:22 PST 2012

On 20 February 2012 16:07, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at> wrote:
>        I poked Fridrich, the oracle on this sort of thing - wrt. our old
> build-systems. On windows we have perl 5.10 but on Linux 5.8.8 ( we have
> an artificially old Linux machine to produce forward-compatible builds).

There are some nice things in 5.10 - "defined-or", named regexp
captures, given/when...

5.8 is just about okay - it's what I still use at work ;) - so I'll
ping you again in 3 years or so. :)

Tim Retout <tim at>

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