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Re^4: Advantages of Activeperl vs Strawberry Perlby Anonymous Monk
|on Nov 02, 2013 at 08:39 UTC||Need Help??|
Every version of activeperl is portable ... as is every version of perl on win32 ... How is the default @INC constructed?, Fix_pl2bat, How is the default @INC constructed?, Re^5: @INC site/lib problem on Windows 7 and XP (ActiveState Perl)
as is every perl compiled for linux with http://p3rl.org/INSTALL#Relocatable-INC
http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePerl/releases/ the zip installer is the closest direct equivalent of strawberryportable ...
"installing" perl on win32 is simply copy some files, diddle Config.pm, diddle %PATH%/%PATHEXT%/ftype/assoc
The portable versions don't try to diddle ftype/assoc/path/pathext/registry by default and come with an automatic Config.pm diddler ... and come with thumbdrive path sensitivity via ExtUtils::FakeConfig or sitecustomize.pl or Portable ...
The essence of portable strawberry is https://metacpan.org/source/KMX/Perl-Dist-Strawberry-3.012/share/portable/portableshell.bat and Portable and maybe an extra vendor cpan configuration (like http://www.citrusperl.com/ does)
thats it really maybe an extra one or two files ... the rest is %PATH% and cpan/Config management ... regular sameness
Like others have said, the only difference between the two is the license and support contract
ActiveState puts restrictions on redistribution the binaries ... as it has done for a very very very long time, and blah blah they're a business they do things their own way (like redhat)
I like strawberry, I like citrus, I like compiling my own ... its all the same, just some distributions include more stuff in one download