There aren’t currently any plans to update Komodo to support a newer version of Perl.
As long as you use a tool that properly updates your env to use the different Perl install, then having multiple installs is fine.
For having multiple Perl’s installed, I’d recommend the ActiveState Platform and the State Tool (Obviously). You can install any number of isolated Perls you like.
If you want help getting setup with the State Tool let us know.
The super basics getting started steps:
- Install the state tool, in Cmd run:
> powershell -Command "& $([scriptblock]::Create((New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://platform.activestate.com/dl/cli/install.ps1')))"
> state activate careyh/Perl-5.22.4-Windows
- Choose the directory of the project you’re working with in Komodo (it just adds an activestate.yaml file)
If the above runs without errors you now have Perl 5.22 installed on your computer but only activated in that terminal session. It will not pollute any existing installs. In Komodo you should see a new icon in the Komodo Left sidebar,
AS>, where you can click Activate Runtime which will tell Komodo to use that Perl.
There’s a lot more to it if that works for you. If you want more details on how to get more Perl versions feel free to ask here or in another thread.