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Re: Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?

by webfiend (Vicar)
on Sep 06, 2011 at 21:24 UTC ( #924468=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?

The only additional advice I have to offer is to use Perlbrew for managing your personal Perls once you have Developer Tools installed. I've gotten into a habit of not trusting system Perl on any machine. This habit has served me well, and Perlbrew gives me fine-grained control over which version of Perl to run for a given project.

If you're curious about OSX-specific libraries, Cocoa is most likely to be the magic CPAN word. I have not tried any of these myself, since most of my Perl time is command line and Web.

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Re^2: Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?
by kevbot (Curate) on Sep 07, 2011 at 06:07 UTC

    I second the recommendation of perlbrew. It makes it very easy to switch between different versions of perl, and avoiding the system perl is always good idea - especially if you want to install cpan modules.

    For example, in order to get Padre (http://padre.perlide.org/) running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard I needed to install a 32-bit perl (perhaps 64-bit will work OK in the future). Perlbrew combined with the instructions found at http://wildperl.com/2011/07/padre-on-osx-dmg-now-on-leopard-snow-leopard-and-lion/ made it fairly painless.

Re^2: Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?
by kcott (Canon) on Sep 06, 2011 at 22:39 UTC

    Thanks, webfiend. The Perlbrew concept looks interesting - I'll investigate this further. Yes, the magic word Cocoa has been popping up quite a bit in my recent reading - thanks for the MetaCPAN link.

    -- Ken

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