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Re: RFC: Perl-onna-Stick

by technojosh (Priest)
on Feb 26, 2008 at 22:29 UTC ( #670422=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: Perl-onna-Stick

It seemed like there was quite the fuss for a while about the U3 stuff on portable USB drives...how it took up space on a storage device and most people didn't use it anyway. I actually like being able to carry portable apps along with my storage device...

I had pondered if something like this was even possible a few months back and shyed away, and what you've worked on so far looks very cool!

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Re^2: RFC: Perl-onna-Stick
by Bloodrage (Monk) on Feb 27, 2008 at 00:42 UTC

    IMHO if they didn't want to use some space for portable applications, why did they buy a U3 stick? There are plenty of just-storage flash drives out there. Just because a product doesn't suit you, does not imply it doesn't suit other people, or that they might actually value those features you don't use.

    It looks like a complete Perl + compiler install will be around 300MB, just Perl would be less. I'm not going to package it for U3, as compressing and uncompressing at runtime would break the plug-in-and-Perl utility I've created.

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