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Re: The CPAN Morass
From: Linda W
December 4, 2011 09:27
Re: The CPAN Morass
Message ID: 4EDBAD5F.email@example.com
Now see, here's an example, of my /usual/ writing style, when I take the
time to write things carefully, rather writing in a casual style:.. I said:
"I, too often confuse linux with Unix, as it's seems the only
largely supported and most freely available.... but I know it's not
the entire market."
Dana Hudes wrote:
> Linux isn't the only widely supported unix. FrreBSD , NetBSD have their adherents. Solaris is pretty widely used just not among consumers / desktops. Then you have Mac OS X which isn't exactly unix but is unix-like in many aspects (has a bash shell, you can use vi or emacs and of course perl). I would suspect more Mac desktops than Linux.
So how does what you wrote apply to what I said? Are any of the
BSD-derivatives as freely available as linux? Of those how many have a
large amount of support behind them?
> Servers on Mac exist but relatively rare.
> Finally, Perl runs on Windows. There are a number of Windows-specific Perl modules.
Windows isn't something I'd likely confuse with Unix...
> Dana Hudes
You see, when I respond to someone being historically, anal retentive,
I try to dot such p's and q's as are necessary for context, vs. when I
respond to those who are not focusing on such irrelevant details (very
irrelevant to the subject of this discussion), I don't bother to check
every such p and q... I write for the
context of those who I am writing to.
If someone who's focus is on historical events, or not very pertinent
variations in license, of course they can pick apart things I said.
They weren't part of the discussion, so I didn't include their
information, as every person's information that I include takes me more
time to either recall specifics (much of which I lived through, and
would know if I **slowly** considered the words I wrote) or research
before saying anything.
My writings take far too much time as they do, to write for all possible
readers, or to write legalistically, is far too tiring/tedious to do in
a more casual discussion, but one parent was a lawyer, the other had a
master's in speech and communication. Made for many lively
discussions...(occasionally, though considerably more rarely, still does).