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Re^2: RFC: Perl-onna-Stick

by Bloodrage (Monk)
on Feb 27, 2008 at 00:55 UTC ( #670453=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: RFC: Perl-onna-Stick
in thread RFC: Perl-onna-Stick

With the reconfigure program CPAN installs modules that have no, or small amounts, C++ compiling required. That's not quite true, it installs those modules that only require the libraries that are already installed with the minGW distribution included in Strawberry Perl. So the comliling and linking could be extensive, but has to stay within these 'standard' libraries.

It also has problems with modules that have non-standard Makefile.PL scripts, especially ones that need extra command line arguments or hard coded file locations (eg. XML::Parser looks for eXpat in a version specific location on the C: drive, or requires flags passed to dmake). I also need to figure out if I need to incorporate the libraries from the Windows Platform SDK or Visual Studio (indications say yes).

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Re^3: RFC: Perl-onna-Stick
by jepri (Parson) on Feb 27, 2008 at 01:57 UTC
    Hmmm, for a while I've been wanting a mega-distribution of perl for windows, with all the popular libraries and whatnot bundled. I hate having to compile libraries over and over again.

    Heh, perl used to be described as huge and bloated. But now the world has changed and Perl is one of the smaller serious languages. An all-in-one bundle would take up a bit of room, but it's a reasonable proposition - a Java install is 100+ Mb and I don't think perl runs to that.

    I've got a bit of free time, I might see what I can come up with.

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