[Bioperl-l] survey: perl version

Pinglei Zhou zhou at morgan.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 25 09:43:50 EDT 2005

>The only people I can think of the use a really old perl are the Harvard
>Flybase folks: do you guys use Bioperl?

Unfortunately, our system still use Perl 5.005. 

Yes, we use Bioperl.


>On Sun, 2005-04-24 at 17:04 -0700, Hilmar Lapp wrote:
>> (Trigger for this survey is that we have at least one regex construct 
>> in the code that is unsupported on perl 5.005 and earlier, i.e., perl 
>> actually complains about the construct itself, yet this has not been 
>> reported before AFAIK.)
>> For coding and installation requirements it'd be good to know which 
>> perl version people are using bioperl with. Specifically, is anybody 
>> still using bioperl under perl 5.005 or earlier. Please also respond if 
>> you use perl 5.6.0.
>> If the impression is that nobody depends on perl 5.005 anymore then we 
>> may as well decide to increment the required version of perl from the 
>> next release on. (It is 5.005 right now.)
>> 	-hilmar
>Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                         cain at cshl.org
>GMOD Coordinator (http://www.gmod.org/)                     216-392-3087
>Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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