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Re^2: Shell style line-editing without benefit of CPAN modules

by SirBones (Friar)
on Nov 18, 2006 at 22:27 UTC ( #584892=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Shell style line-editing without benefit of CPAN modules
in thread Shell style line-editing without benefit of CPAN modules

Find a new job. Coding in Perl without CPAN is a foolish waste of time with very little to recommend it.

True enough. Although I'd still like Perl even without CPAN. ;-)

I should make it clear however that this is a very unusual situation; this restriction is definitely not business as usual, and everyone understands that.

Thanks for the pointers, I think that will get me going.

-Ken

"This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: Fearless and inventive." --J.T. Hutt


Comment on Re^2: Shell style line-editing without benefit of CPAN modules
Re^3: Shell style line-editing without benefit of CPAN modules
by samtregar (Abbot) on Nov 19, 2006 at 00:48 UTC
    True enough. Although I'd still like Perl even without CPAN. ;-)

    To be honest, I don't. If CPAN weren't a factor I'm sure I'd have switched long ago - Scheme, Python and TCL all have syntax that makes more sense to me. CPAN, both as a place to find code and a place to share it, is what makes Perl my language of choice.

    Re-reading, I realized I forgot to throw in a link to Krang. Krang is a big hairy Apache/mod_perl app that can be distributed and installed without requiring any external modules. It packages the CPAN modules it needs and has a build system that allows you to build on one machine and install on another. Overkill for a little script, perhaps, but another take on the problem.

    -sam

      Hmm, wonder then how CPAN got so big in the first place... Yes, given Perl is rather old, but still. Perl 5 came 1994, Python came 1990, and Ruby 1995...
        If you're really curious, pick up a copy of my book. Short version: the will-power and vision of a few key people made it possible. Yes, the community matters but without our librarians we'd just have a bunch of FTP sites like everyone else.

        -sam

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