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Re: svn commit: r8621 - in branches/1.0.x: . tools/hook-scripts

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-19 04:10:03 CET

Ben Reser wrote:
> We're already requiring 5.8 for the Windows build and for Perl SWIG
> support. Considering that 5.6.1 has been available for almost 3 years
> now. I don't think this is a serious consideration.
> But the problems with -w and $^W are real. We've had a good solution to
> this problem for 3 years. It's time to bury this skeleton. I'll add a
> require 5.6.1; to make it clear why it's failing for those still using
> 5.005.
> Patch will be forthcoming...

require 5.6.1; # minimum Perl version for "warnings" module
use warnings;

Sounds good. Planning on putting that in 1.0.x as well? The use of $^W makes
us better off than we were before (non-functional), but not nearly in as good a
shape as the above.

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