[Bioperl-l] Thoughts on some test reorganization
bix at sendu.me.uk
Mon Nov 17 12:30:57 EST 2008
Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> In other words, not everyone out there upgrades the OS eagerly.
> I agree it's reasonable not to put a lot of energy into fixing bugs that
> only show up under Perl prior to 5.8.x. But if BioPerl refuses to even
> work (or spit out ugly warnings) under 5.6, isn't that a bit too much of
> forcing upgrades on people who may not necessarily need it?
My thoughts as well.
Chris, did you see something specific to justify a change? Like, for
1.5.2 there were specific modules/pragmas only first included in 5.6
that motivated the change.
I don't think requiring people upgrade their perl just so we can enjoy
some entirely /theoretical/ benefit really makes much sense.
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