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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.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
In reply to Re^5: Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules