Re: Whoops-- upgraded to perl 5.8!
- On Sunday, Sep 7, 2003, at 09:59 America/New_York, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> It would be very good if Vim works on both 10.2 and 10.3, since manyA possible solution, but I'm sure there's someone out there that uses
> people will upgrade as soon as 10.3 is available. I see two solutions:
> 1. Do not include the Perl feature. I don't think many people are
> it, compatibility with 10.3 is probably more important.
the Perl feature.
>It's pretty likely that the Perl 5.6 and 5.8 libraries aren't even
> 2. Do not use an absolute path to the Perl library. I don't know how
> do this though. Might be impossible, since Perl 5.6 and 5.8 are
binary compatible, I wouldn't want to try it.
>It's a bad idea to ask people to change anything under their /System
> 3. Tell people to copy the Perl library from their old system to the
> new. Not a very nice solution for spoiled Mac users.
>Not going to happen.
> 4. Tell Apple to include the old Perl library for backwards
> compatibility with existing applications.
The best thing you can do, IMHO, is simply just distribute two copies
of Vim, one for Panther users and one for Jaguar users. You could get
particularly tricky though, it's possible to write an executable stub
for Vim that detects which version of OS X you're running and then
execve's a different executable. The .app bundle could include
executables for 10.2 (w/ Perl 5.6 support and no Python) and 10.3 (w/
Perl 5.8 and Python 2.3 support). This way it wouldn't seem like
you're distributing two copies of Vim, since you would still have only