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in reply to Re^2: Professional development with Perl - how it's done?
in thread Professional development with Perl - how it's done?

Compiling once the way you describe will only work if you are sure you never need to support another OS, different hardware, or a different version of Perl. These things will also change over time. You will want to upgrade your OS and suddenly find you have to recompile all of those modules by hand. Building an automated installer makes this easy, and has made it easy to deal with adding new modules.