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Re^4: Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules

by jZed (Prior)
on Aug 31, 2004 at 15:13 UTC ( #387220=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules
in thread Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules

My worry is that it may cause problems for such things as Inline.pm or ExtUtils::MakeMaker or various other cpan packages that involve compiling

Aha! Excellent point. I retract my caveat to your advice. OTOH, I beleive that the better fix is for those modules to behave properly given the known fact that windows directory names can contain spaces. It should not be up to perl users to fiddle with these details, perl and perl modules should handle them.


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Re^5: Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Aug 31, 2004 at 15:24 UTC

    It should not be up to perl users to fiddle with these details, perl and perl modules should handle them.

    Agreed. But until then we can rail about the injustice of it all or just adjust our behaviour. Since getting some of the responsible people to patch their stuff is like watching ice boil i prefer to save myself the pain :-)

    OTOH, its worthwhile making patches for this stuff and sending it off when you can.


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