I admit that I quickly become too aggressive to your responce...
Actually, sorry, I should have more concrete points on the matter.
Please excuse me for my tone.
But when you met some difficulty/bug, far more productive is to correctly work with misbehaviour, but driving people away from AS is counterproductive.
You say some bug costs you money. But isn't *every* bug cost money, more or less?
Finding a way around bugs costs human attention, which turns out to be money in the end.
My example - my PocketPC throws away my internet browser, so I need to reload via mobile network some pages again, and again, so this cost me money spent on trafic.
Okay, calming down once again :) let me notice that value of binaries produced by ActiveState is not only exact versions of binaries, but this entire support of several languages together makes even more added value. (I mean new alternative of perl/Tk feature ActiveTcl, which is a big step forward)
Returning to your original question, there was similar problem in Perl core itself, longly discussed in p5p.
There was an error for module searching algorithm. If you have module in the core, but then install it from CPAN, then you get both versions on disk, but actually used version is wrong one.
Very old and very serious problem, and I even suspect you faced namely this problem.
what to do in the realm of thousands of frustrated users? Switch to python?
In my opinion calm discussion with p5p and with AS (which are sometimes are same people) is the best option.
PS Thanks for constructive reply, and please forgive my yet other ramblings, which a hopelly not such aggressive this time :)
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