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Re: The CPAN Morass ( could it become 'CPAN model of 'Best Practices' for a shared library site?)

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Linda W
December 6, 2011 16:53
Re: The CPAN Morass ( could it become 'CPAN model of 'Best Practices' for a shared library site?)
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Please define "not acceptable"... as according to this,,
project page, it is acceptable for Perl (5.12.0 and later) as well as 
the Strawberry Perl Project.

So who is it not acceptable for? ;-)

FWIW... having tried strawberry, I wasn't impressed upon trying to 
install my first
cpan module.   major failure(s) due to Windows environment.. -- 
THOUGH....,part or
all of that could be because I use Bash for my windows 'Shell', which 
currently is only running
w/a Cygwin version (interestingly, the NT calls under Win32, will 
usually take '/' as easily as

Yeah... I mix and match environments a 'lot'.  I like them all to play 
nice together, but wanting
so maybe I have a larger than average interest in cross platform 
compatibility -- but .. um...
8 years ago , was the loaner using UTF-8, complaining about all the 
incompat progs...,..
(linux was the first to provide support).  Windows is still 
'iffy'...depending on program.
(Native Vim on Windows...can't use UTF-8 encoded files  (except in 
limited cases), but the
Vim/Gvim on Linux displaying on Windows (X) can.  So can Windows based 
TTY programs

Compat, reliability and support problems are not limited to CPAN, by any 

But not being bound by corporate greed, it could be come an example of 
best practices...rather
than being somewhere in the middle of the pack...CP

Dana Hudes wrote:
> Actually while a port of gcc is available of Windows, that is not acceptable for native Windows Perl. That has to be compiled by the MS compiler Visual Studio C/C++.  So too for Solaris: Even the OpenCSW project builds Perl for Solaris with the native compiler Solaris Studio.   The cygwin Perl is built with gcc. 
> BTW Solaris Studio is available for Linux.
> Dana Hudes

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