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Re^2: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

by vsespb (Hermit)
on Sep 02, 2013 at 17:12 UTC ( #1051963=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
in thread Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

1) Windows install process is different. It's easier for users to update .Net under Win than update python/ruby/perl under linux.
2) .Net is monopoly. Most of popular sofware for windows is written in .Net. You ask to update .net when your competitors do. This is not true for perl/ruby/python apps
3) And I think this whole thread has no relevance to Windows world. There is no perl shipped with windows.


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Re^3: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl (boxed software)
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 03, 2013 at 02:12 UTC

    That is the boxed software way, and its relevant for perl even on linux -- if you want to sysadmin your machine to install prerequisites, you can use app-installer that comes with all the prerequisites -- diskspace is cheap

Re^3: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
by bitingduck (Friar) on Sep 03, 2013 at 03:42 UTC

    It's easier for users to update .Net under Win than update python/ruby/perl under linux.

    Installing new versions of perl/ruby/python under *nix (I use MacOS & BSD rather than linux, but it's minimally different) is generally pretty simple, and I tend to have a number of installs of each on my dev machine (and sometimes on the production server). I use perlbrew for Perl and rvm for Ruby. I don't use much python.

      I don't use much python.
      That's strange. Half of GUI applications, that I use under Ubuntu, is written in Python.
      Do you use at least once application written in python? Does it ask you upgrade python?
      Installing new versions is generally pretty simple
      I use perlbrew for Perl and rvm for Ruby.
      I think OP was about "end users". So your experience upgrading your own programmer's tools is irrelevant.

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