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Re: MandrakeSoft perl_checker

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 17, 2004 at 14:57 UTC ( #415645=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to MandrakeSoft perl_checker

Perhaps it's totally ignored not because it's not CPAN, but because it's just not open source, hence none of us could ever contribute to it? There are valid and good reasons for prejudice against such tools...

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Re^2: MandrakeSoft perl_checker
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Dec 17, 2004 at 15:30 UTC

    What makes you think it isn't open-source? The source is freely available from the Mandrake-sources trees. I think the reason it may have less visibility in the Perl community has to do more with the fact that it isn't Perl. Not to denigrate OCAML (I don't know enough about it to make a judgement), but it seems that Perl developers tend to like using development tools written in Perl.

    I know that's my preference, and for me it has largely to do with the potential need to modify the tools -- when I'm in "Perl mode", it would be far easier for me to make a tweak to a Perl-based tool than, say, a C-based tool.

    require General::Disclaimer;
    s//2fde04abe76c036c9074586c1/; while(m/(.)/g){print substr(' ,JPacehklnorstu',hex($1),1)}

      Ok, fair enough ... I did find the CVS logs on google. I guess I just saw the binary RPM and questioned that.

      I would hope to see "open open source", i.e. something that is easy for non-mandrake users to get at, submit bugs, submit patches, etc. Aka -- sourceforge.

      The choice of using OCaml to write this was ... interesting ... to say the least. (There is nothing wrong with OCaml, but if it is a tool for Perl users, I'd expect them to want to play with it).

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