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Re: Its time we set the score straight on Perl 5 and Perl 6 and debunkour own self-generated FUD.

Steve Hay
June 20, 2006 03:51
Re: Its time we set the score straight on Perl 5 and Perl 6 and debunkour own self-generated FUD.
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Adam Kennedy wrote:
>> I've personally never heard of anyone trying to use perl on Win32 
>> without having libwin32 installed anyway, so including it in the core 
>> wouldn't change Win32 users' lives that much.  It isn't hard to 
>> install, being all in one bundle, and for those who can't manage 
>> there's always ActivePerl.
> *waves*
> Might I suggest installing Vanilla to experience what it's like, if you 
> have a spare hour.

To experience what what is like?  Do you mean "experience what 
installing libwin32 is like", or "experience what Vanilla Perl is like"?

I have plenty of experience of installing libwin32.  I just run "perl 
Makefile.PL; nmake; namke test; nmake install" and it always works just 
fine.  Couldn't be simpler.

As for experiencing what Vanilla Perl is like, I confess I have none, 
but then the statement on this page:

that Vanilla Perl "will most likely never be usable for general 
development" is probably a little off-putting for most would-be users 

Radan Computational Ltd.

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