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Re^3: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

by ruzam (Curate)
on Sep 04, 2010 at 03:39 UTC ( #858841=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

For what ever reason, the OP wrote his stuff in Perl. Good for him. Maybe it was the right tool when he started and maybe it's the wrong tool for what he's trying to do now. Maybe he should have just started in .net, or C# or any number of more Windows friendly choices from the get go. I hear even PHP is getting strong support in Windows these days. Regardless that was OP's choice at the time.

The question was not 'should I use .net instead' the question is 'how do I make Perl work in this situation'. We should support that effort, expand the boundaries, look for solutions and encourage the use and knowledge of Perl that it may help others in similar situations. Not troll some hyper marked up 'you idiot' message proclaiming the futility of using non Windows applications in a Windows world.

On a nix system we wouldn't be arguing about how installing CPAN modules is an exercise in frustration (OK we might, but we'd probably be arguing about the different ways it could be done). If installing CPAN modules on windows is ever going to become easier it will only be because brave mis-guided souls dared to buck against flippant advice and find ways to make it work anyway.

Anything else is just walking into a weight watchers meeting and calling everyone fat because they eat too much.

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