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Re^5: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by amarquis (Curate)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 13:04 UTC ( #676390=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

Isn't ActiveState's Perl distro Chocolate Perl? I installed it way back in the day when I was, effectively, a computer idiot (I am merely a computer rube these days). It installs quickly and easily, modules get installed via graphical PPM, and in general is easy as pie.


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Re^6: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Mar 26, 2008 at 22:36 UTC
    That impression left ActiveState Perl a couple of years ago I think, when the PPM repos started being neglected.

    Even before that, it was really quite important to have VC++ available to get a select few modules installed.

    Nowadays, Strawberry provides a surprisingly smooth experience.

    /J

Re^6: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by adamk (Chaplain) on Mar 27, 2008 at 00:01 UTC
    Way back in the day, ActivePerl worked great. It has been degrading of late (from about 5.8.7 it started to get quite bad) due to lack of resources and limitations imposed from old, unreversable, bad, decisions.

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