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RE: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?

David Grove
April 2, 2000 18:23
RE: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?
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> > Old marketing surveys from 96-97 showed that companies were moving from
> > Novell and Unix to NT because they thought they had no choice. Since
> > time, that choice has been a painful and expensive one. If we can't
> > straighten out microsoft for them, we can at least give them high
> > tools.
> Bizarre.  You have a truely strange view of Perl's place in the
> universe.  How exactly is Perl supposed to help people trying to use NT in
> place of Unix?  Why should we want to?


> I imagine you can guess what a large portion of perl5-porters thinks of
> your kind of "advocacy" by now.

I will not enter into this "My OS is better than your OS" senseless and
childish debate with you. It has no place in the now heterogeneous and
highly eclectic perl community. The porters have spoken very clearly that
this anti-Win32 bias, though obviously present in some members, is not the
norm among the members of this forum: and I do believe them. Therefore,
don't pretend to defend them by representing your personal, infinitessimally
trivial biases as those of the perl5-porters group. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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