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Re: Perl and Windows 7

by lancer (Beadle)
on Aug 02, 2012 at 12:23 UTC ( #985024=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl and Windows 7

As IT promised that the Windows 7 install would be rigidly controlled (it is rumored we will not even be able to change the placement of the icons on our desktop), I will have to get formal approval for the Perl installation on my PC and I am not likely to get it unless I can tell IT that Perl will work on Windows 7.

That doesn't sound like a highly productive environment. Maybe it's time to leave.

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Re^2: Perl and Windows 7
by CountZero (Bishop) on Aug 02, 2012 at 13:48 UTC
    I am not part of the IT department and not even supposed to write any programs at all. All the colleagues are just computer consumers and not required to know anything about computers except the MS Office stack and the corporate tools.

    Being a lawyer by training and profession I have nevertheless always tinkered with programming for over 35 years now and whenever I do a repetitive task twice I write a program to do it the third time.

    From the company's point of view a restricted environment is most easy to control and much cheaper to deploy and maintain. The vast majority of the colleagues will have no problems with it.

    If I can give Perl a clean Bill of Health on W7, I will find a way to convince them to include it on my PC or --that would be heaven-- on a company wide basis on all PCs. We are allowed to dream aren't we?


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

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Re^2: Perl and Windows 7
by jdporter (Canon) on Aug 02, 2012 at 12:57 UTC
    That doesn't sound like a highly productive environment. Maybe it's time to leave.

    As someone who works in such a rigidly controlled environment — and is, like all my coworkers, plenty productive — I can tell you what a load of horse manure that is.

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