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Re^2: Which is better: ActiveState or Strawberry Perl?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 21, 2013 at 20:18 UTC ( #1014513=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Which is better: ActiveState or Strawberry Perl?
in thread Which is better: ActiveState or Strawberry Perl?

ActiveState has been unable to support the DB_File module for quite a long time (since 2008 IIRC). DB_File is handy if you need a lightweight high performance way to tie a hash to a database file (Berkeley DB). DB_File works fine in Strawberry Perl right out of the box. This was a big deal for me and prompted me to switch from ActiveState to Strawberry.


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Re^3: Which is better: ActiveState or Strawberry Perl?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 22, 2013 at 03:47 UTC

    ActiveState has been unable to support the DB_File module for quite a long time

    Supporting DB_File is trivial, ActiveState chooses not to support it

      To all of the concerns, Active State is moving very fast towards business. Many of the important modules that you got initially are no longer available for free, Ex: DBD-MySQL Win32::GUI The stable versions like 5.10 do not provide many of these modules. You need a business edition and it costs $1000. Your very notion of Opensource is compromised.

        You appear to be mis-informed... having a problem with orthography or spreading FUD about ActiveState.

        C:\>perl -v This is perl 5, version 16, .... C:\>ppm search DBD-MySQL # Verbatim from preceding nod +e ... 1: DBD-mysql A MySQL driver for the Perl5 Database Interface (DBI) Version: 4.022 Released: 2012-08-30 Repo: ActiveState Package Repository 2: DBD-mysqlPP Pure Perl MySQL driver for the DBI Version: 0.07 Released: 2011-11-17 Repo: ActiveState Package Repository C:\>ppm search Win32::Gui 1: Win32-GUI Perl-Win32 Graphical User Interface Extension ... Repo: ActiveState Package Repository Link: http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.16/1602/A/AC/ACALPI +NI/Win32-GUI-0.0.558.ppmx CPAN: http://search.cpan.org/dist/Win32-GUI-0.0.558/
        If I've misconstrued your question or the logic needed to answer it, I offer my apologies to all those electrons which were inconvenienced by the creation of this post.

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