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Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Works, but that's not the problem.

by Fastolfe (Vicar)
on Dec 30, 2000 at 21:14 UTC ( #49002=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Perl Works, but that's not the problem.
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For you and me, it makes most sense to build our own Perl installations, but in cases where Management wants liability, a distribution like ActiveState, irrespective of OS, allows for support contracts and a sufficient level of accountability for when things go wrong. That's the only benefit, in my opinion. The product itself isn't necessarily superior to what you can get and build yourself, but the fact that they have people trained to help when problems arise makes that avenue the best (from a business point of view).


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl Works, but that's not the problem.
by davorg (Chancellor) on Dec 30, 2000 at 21:20 UTC

    That's a fair pojnt.

    Personally, if a support contract is important to management, then I'd recommend dealing with The Perl Clinic.

    --
    <http://www.dave.org.uk>

    "Perl makes the fun jobs fun
    and the boring jobs bearable" - me

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