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Discussion on: Is Perl still used ?

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Brian McNabola Author

Wow right infront of me everyday.

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Jan Mewes • Edited on

It seems like it isn't an essential part though:

  • "Perl" version 5.8 or later is needed to use some of the features (e.g. preparing a partial commit using "git add -i/-p", interacting with svn repositories with "git svn"). If you can live without these, use NO_PERL. Note that recent releases of Redhat/Fedora are reported to ship Perl binary package with some core modules stripped away (see, so you might need to install additional packages other than Perl itself, e.g. Time::HiRes.