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Re^3: Suggestions on Deploying Perl Test Environment

by hsmyers (Canon)
on May 12, 2008 at 21:35 UTC ( #686150=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Suggestions on Deploying Perl Test Environment
in thread Suggestions on Deploying Perl Test Environment

VC9 paid for, not free and then only for 32bit land. Lack of adventurous customers I'm afraid. Your problem with MM_Win32.pm illustrates one of my pet peeves in perl-land. Something I refer to as 'nix bigotry. The in-ability of unix programmers to cut code for windows and get it right. Since they all know that they are the one true way, there seems to be little effort put in coding for the evil empire. I've seen this far more often in CPAN than I like. Not that my contributions amount to all that much, but I bend over backwards in getting things right for other operating systems only to see problems like yours all around. And thats for the few that even bother to make things work for the 'other' OS! Sorry about the rant, but I've been where you seem to be more than once and for no better reason than people can't be bothered to do things correctly. Have you tried the cygwin solution yet? I've gone that way once or twice but have never stuck with it long enough to take...

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Re^4: Suggestions on Deploying Perl Test Environment
by chromatic (Archbishop) on May 13, 2008 at 17:53 UTC
    Your problem with MM_Win32.pm illustrates one of my pet peeves in perl-land. Something I refer to as 'nix bigotry. The in-ability of unix programmers to cut code for windows and get it right.

    Hold on just a minute.

    I (and I assume plenty of other CPAN developers) would be happy to apply patches from Windows users. If Windows users paid me enough, I might even consider writing patches for them myself.

    As it is, I've never owned a computer that runs Windows, and I have no intention to do so in the same way that I've never owned a computer that runs VMS and I have no intention to do so. I write code, for free, and release code under a very free license in the hope that it is useful for other people.

    If that's not good enough for you, such that you feel the need to berate me for not doing more, you can still use the code. It's that free.

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Re^4: Suggestions on Deploying Perl Test Environment
by adamk (Chaplain) on May 14, 2008 at 01:09 UTC
    Linux doesn't force Windows people to pay in order to work on compatibility...

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