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Re: [PATCH] Require a less ancient version of perl

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:10:58 -0800

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:53:34AM +0000, Colin Hogben wrote:
> I can't imagine any development platform is really still using perl4
> these days, so I suggest conservatively moving the requirement
> forward to version 5.004 (from 1997).

I can confirm that curl still builds and almost passes the test suite
(mostly) using 5.004 (it's a very old machine...) A couple of tests
fail, likely due to post-5.004isms in some of the support scripts,
but it's quite usable as-is.

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