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Re: Any known problems with Perl?

by marto (Archbishop)
on Nov 11, 2012 at 10:02 UTC ( #1003319=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Any known problems with Perl?

Problems may be too much of a subjective term. Some people may see how a feature of tool or product operates as problematic to them, others may disagree. Bugs on the other hand are features when don't behave as they're supposed to. Almost every tool I can think of suffers from bugs, tools which are cross platform have greater potential scope to run into problems (often caused by problems with the underlying OS/tool chain).

Bugs relating to core Perl can be found at, the overview may be a better place to look to get a breakdown of the number of bugs. CPAN also provides an issue tracker for each module.

It's worth pointing out that Perl ships as standard with many operating systems (Linux, UNIX, Mac OSX) and also with "enterprise grade" products such as Oracle.

The good news is that bugs are addressed. Releases detail what changes are made, for example perl5125delta.

If this doesn't address your question please elaborate.

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Re^2: Any known problems with Perl?
by darkmouse_12 (Initiate) on Nov 12, 2012 at 02:52 UTC
    Thanks a bunch man. That was quite informative and the links were awesome full of useful information and much more. Thanks again. What are some the most FAQs related to troubleshooting errors and such with Perl?

      We've got a few in our Tutorials section.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

      The links here are what you're looking for. If possible you should download perl and do some testing, see if you hit any problems.

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