I admit that I quickly become too aggressive to your responce...
Actually, sorry, I should have more concrete points on the matter.
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?
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.
PS Thanks for constructive reply, and please forgive my yet other ramblings, which a hopelly not such aggressive this time :)
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