[Bioperl-l] New Bioperl minimum Perl version -- 5.6.1 or 5.8 ?

Torsten Seemann torsten.seemann at infotech.monash.edu.au
Sat Sep 23 21:09:29 EDT 2006


 From a previous thread it was unclear whether it had been decided to move the 
minimum Perl version for Bioperl to 5.6.1 or 5.8 ?

http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?group=gmane.comp.lang.perl.bio.general&article=12304

The "INSTALL" file says 5.005, the wiki says "5.6, prefer 5.8", recent MAC OS X 
users only have 5.6, a lot of modules already need 5.6 anyway, and Sendu says 
his new pull-parsers need 5.8.

My impression was that it was informally decided to require 5.6.1, but there 
appears to be a good case to move to 5.8 (now 3 years old). Obviously there are 
still people who are unable to migrate to Perl 5.8 yet, but are they the same 
users who will be using the latest Bioperl version anyway?

-- 
Torsten Seemann
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Australia


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