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June 30, 2008 04:16
Re: Strawberry Perl // Re: PAR installation question....
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From: "Alvar Freude" <>
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Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:30 PM
Subject: Strawberry Perl // Re: PAR installation question....
> So, the question is: where are the pros of ActivePerl beside support
> contracts or the ActiveStates Perl Development Kit etc, unless it ships
> CPAN ready? ;-)

I can think of 2 possible "pros":
1) As I mentioned earlier, you can use Visual Studio to build modules on 
ActivePerl - but not on Strawberry. (And if the module depends on ATL or 
MFC, then you need Visual Studio);

2) ActiveState will apply some patches to their perl releases as the patches 
become available. Strawberry wait for official releases. This means that 
you'll find patched files in recent releases of ActivePerl 5.10.0 that you 
won't get in Strawberry Perl until 5.10.1 is released.

Personally, I regard both as minor "pros" ... and it might possibly be 
argued that 2) is in fact a "con".
(I guess, for that matter, there probably is a way to build modules with 
Visual Studio on Strawberry .... just a matter of running 
ExtUtils::FakeConfig in the other direction :-)


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