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Re^4: Perl5.26 installing Tk module manuallyby syphilis (Bishop)
|on May 11, 2021 at 04:39 UTC||Need Help??|
I think you can still do ">cpan install XXX".
I meant to specify "a new XS module", but I left out the crucial "XS" :-(
IIRC, there was no C toolchain provided with the AS perl distro that I tried some months ago, I couldn't quickly find out how to get hold of their somewhat ageing mingw-w64 port of gcc-4.6.3, and using one of the more recent gcc compilers (that I do have) failed for reasons that I can't now recall.
(I thought I posted here about that experience, but I'm damned if I can find it and am therefore unable to provide more details about it.)
Do they provide a means of grabbing a copy of their gcc-4.6.3 compiler ?
Anyway ... if you have the time to try installing an XS module (eg cpan -i Math::LongDouble), I'd be interested to know how you get on.
I'm not at all predisposed to rubbishing them, but my intermittent experiences with AS perl have been ones of dissatisfaction for quite a few years now.