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Keep "Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules" on front page!

by Wassercrats
on Aug 31, 2004 at 17:32 UTC ( #387258=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I haven't read all of Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules yet, but compiling modules that have .c files is much too difficult, at least on Windows, and there are no good instructions on how to do it. I was considering suggesting that this information be included in a book, in the thread Unwritten Perl Books.

Not only shouldn't that thread be taken off the front page, but if the instructions in it really work, it should be added to Tutorials.

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Re: Keep "Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules" on front page!
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Aug 31, 2004 at 17:35 UTC
    I absolutely agree with the sentiment that it should be a Tutorial. Keeping it on the front page won't work because the front page is about the most recent nodes, not the best nodes. It definitely does sound like a tutorial, though.

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    I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested

      In case I wasn't clear, I was objecting to "Considered: Courage should not be front paged," not saying that it should be kept there permanently. I just want it to receive the front page treatment it deserves.
Re: Keep "Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules" on front page!
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Aug 31, 2004 at 23:27 UTC
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Re: Keep "Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules" on front page!
by hardburn (Abbot) on Aug 31, 2004 at 18:56 UTC

    If you, personally, need it so badly, then either bookmark it, or add it to your personal nodelet. Personally, I almost never use Perl on Win32, and have no use for that particular node. Even if it were possible to keep it stuck on the front page, I don't think it would be a good idea. If other people need it to stick around, there are better ways than to have it permanently on front-page.

    Update: Grammour errour.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

Re: Keep "Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules" on front page!
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 01, 2004 at 10:35 UTC

    It's hard to figure out if you are just plain dumb or rather the most clever troll who has ever plagued PerlMonks.

    Either way, the noise from your nodes is quite disturbing. Why don't you get a job? But OTOH, who in his right mind would want to hire you?

    L

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