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Re^3: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Sep 05, 2010 at 11:46 UTC ( #858918=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful
in thread Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

So you're another 'me too *nix fanboi' who thinks that the ability to download a tar.gz, unpack it and type configure and make makes him a programmer.

Well it may not make you a programmer, but it sure makes you a better System Administrator. Even at the programming level, compiling your own programs DOES make you a better programmer because building an executable from the code, makes you aware of libraries and how they interact on your system. When you just install pre-built binaries, it's like being thrown a fish, instead of learning how to fish.


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Re^4: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 05, 2010 at 16:01 UTC
    it's like being thrown a fish, instead of learning how to fish.

    Nah! Assembling flat-pack furniture makes you an expert in reading self-assembly instructions, not a carpenter.

    Besides, the vast majority of *nix software is installed via RPM; or dpkg, or apt-get, or pacman; or ipkg; or ...


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      Nah! Assembling flat-pack furniture makes you an expert in reading self-assembly instructions, not a carpenter.

      I guess it's just the ladies who are experts then, us lesser mortals don't bother with reading the instructions until we have bits that don't fit or too many parts!

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