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Re^2: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Dec 01, 2006 at 14:25 UTC ( #587196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
in thread Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

I've emailed them in the past and I received a helpful response, but it's obvious that the Module::Build versus ExtUtils::MakeMaker problem has still not been properly addressed (I even described a solution for them). Also, I have already emailed them about this particular issue (and copied that link).

That being said, they've had years to work this out and they still can't get it right? I completely understand how some problems can be hard and it's tough looking from the outside in, but we're talking about a problem that CPAN has managed to generally get right long ago (and where it gets it wrong, you can still at least install the modules and cross your fingers).

AS's Build and PPM systems are, in my opinion, fundamentally flawed and have been for a long time. I really do feel bad for saying stuff like this as I know Jan Dubois and his colleagues probably don't appreciate the grief and I can't possibly know the constraints they have to deal with, but it doesn't change the fact that now I have to rewrite code at work due because of this and it's certainly not the first time I've been put in this position.


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[Corion]: If you have whitespace in the column names in the database, whap the DBAs ;)
[shmem]: It's common for some vendors to have column names such as WRSTVG or some other such whizzbang, and another table where these names are mapped to something meaningful depending on how you look at the data
[shmem]: afair in SAP that occurs all the time
[shmem]: afair in SAP that sort of indirection is sprinkled all over the database (for hysterical raisins)

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