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Re: RedHat Perl and ActiveState Perl.

by diskcrash (Hermit)
on Sep 11, 2002 at 06:08 UTC ( #196873=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RedHat Perl and ActiveState Perl.

Dear NoobiePerlist,

You hit on one of the very most attractive features that Perl offers. That is its resilliance to re-porting. My largest Perl project was an EDI parser and store and forward system for serious manufacturing support. Due to circumstances I authored it on Win2K with ActiveState, but I needed to test it in quasi production mode. My test choice was under RedHat 6.2 with its native Perl distro. I modified just a few lines for file locations. It sprang up like a Gazelle in heat! I made a few mods to take care of weird states unrelated to the OS.

Then...

I had to move the same code to a production server at an ISP in Detroit. This was an NT box with ActiveState again. The code slipped in like hand in glove. There was really no major point where I had to say "This is the operating environment and it causes problems X or Y so I have to code this way." This flexibilty is a great power in your hands and drives proprietary vendors absolutely nuts.

Perl is from the coders, for the coders and by the coders and never let it perish from the earth.

Diskcrash


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