[Israel.pm] Informal poll: Why are you (or your company) still using an older version of Perl?

Roey Almog (Infoneto Ltd) almog at infoneto.co.il
Tue Oct 27 08:47:38 PDT 2009

One more insight -

Some said Perl 5.6 programs take less memory.
Some said that Perl 5.6 is faster

Don't know if it's true

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to understand the reasons why companies do NOT upgrade perl versions
> but I don't know what could be the possible answers. I have a few but
> I'd like to have a
> few more if you have.
> 1) Something might break in our Perl code
> 2) We use the same Operating system we used 10 years ago and the perl
> that came with it
> 3) We have XS code that we could not compile with the newer versions of perl
> 4) We actually tried but it breaks some of our Perl code
> 5) It does not give us any advantage
> What are the reasons at your company or what other reasons have you
> heard  from others?
> Gabor
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