[dancer-users] D2 compatibility with Perl 5.8
Stefan Hornburg (Racke)
racke at linuxia.de
Wed Dec 30 10:35:34 GMT 2015
On 12/29/2015 05:03 PM, Warren Young wrote:
> We recently rejected a plan to migrate to D2 when we discovered that Dancer2::Text::Xslate requires Perl 5.10.
I suggest to contact author of the Dancer2::Text::Xslate about this prerequisite resp. trying to run it with
Perl 5.8 and fix problems.
> We still have to support 5.8 because we have an existing fleet of CentOS 5 boxes which aren’t going away any time soon.
> (Upgrading them in the field is as good as impossible, and we lack a good business reason to have them shipped back to be upgraded. They won’t go away until our customers just stop using them, or they fall over dead and need to be replaced.)
> Is dropping Perl 5.8 support an intentional move? If so, we’ll have to stick with D1 for years to come.
Dancer2 itself should work with Perl 5.8.
> I know the Modern Perl movement is trying to get beyond 5.8, but the fact is, it was the primary version of Perl for nearly 5 years, so it left a big “pulse” in the timeline that will take a long time to dissipate.
> Incidentally, a big factor in our choice to use Dancer 1 was that it still supports Perl 5.8. We rejected Catalyst and Mojolicious without even evaluating them because they both require Perl 5.10.
Also you have always the choice to install a custom Perl on these boxes.
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