On 08/04/2012 05:55 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>> On 08/04/2012 03:40 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> I'm not sure if we have any project policy for minimum required Perl
>>> version, but I've not found that any of our other Perl scripts don't
>>> work with 5.8.
>> Well, It's at least in 5.10.1 which dates from 3 years ago. I suspect
>> it's probably in 5.10.0 which dates from about 5 years ago. I guess this
>> is the danger of developing on modern systems :-) How old is the
>> compiler you use for everyday work?
> I intentionally use oldest-supported-versions of tools on my HPPA box,
> to keep us honest on that front. It's running gcc 2.95.3, since you
> asked, but that's not too relevant to the immediate question: what do
> we consider our oldest supported version of Perl? If we decide it's
> not 5.8, I'll reinstall that ... but allowing \h seems a pretty lame
> excuse for ratcheting up a whole major release series.
Sure. I think 5.8.x should be fine. 5.8.1 looks like our minimum to
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