[Dancer-users] Recent Build requirement breaks 5.8.x installs

Alberto Simoes ambs at perl-hackers.net
Tue May 31 18:42:52 CEST 2011

   can I ask you to remove the line requiring that module from 
Makefile.PL and testing the module? I think it is there by mistake, but 
I do not have a 5.8.x perl to test here.

Thank you

On 31/05/2011 17:32, David Precious wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 May 2011 17:25:24 Lee Carmichael wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was in the process of upgrading to Dancer 1.3051 on one machine that
>> runs Perl 5.8 and it failed due to build requirement of
>> 'Tie::Hash::NamedCapture'. This was added to Perl in 5.10.  The main
>> headache for me is that it broke the 'cpan install Dancer' command.
>> But it didn't stop me from updating dancer by hand.
>> I hate to be the one asking for support on an dated language version
>> but i guess i am :) Should I open a bug for this or is the forward
>> direction of Dance away from 5.8?
> We don't want to break compatibility with 5.8.x if we can possibly help it; we
> realise that there are plenty of users still stuck on 5.8.x, for whatever
> reason.
> I'll take a look in to that and see where the requirement comes from, and see
> if we can work round it.
> If we depend on it for certain features, such as being able to use captures()
> to get params by name, we should just throw a warning at runtime if we're on
> an older Perl, but let everything else still work.

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