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H.Merijn Brand
June 24, 2009 03:52
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:14:23 +0200, Rafael Garcia-Suarez
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> 2009/6/24 Ovid :
> > So Nick's suggestion of bundling everything is a compromise for those (like
> > myself) who would like to see the core language brought into the modern age
> > (it's soooooo close ... :) and those (like yourself) who have a more
> > conservative approach that's likely to be reassuring to existing code bases
> > (the darkpan is important).
> A bundle is good, but when producing a bundle, keep in mind a couple of
> points:
> * until 5.12 and its re-ordered @INC is out, modules distributed with
>   the core can't be superseded by newer versions without overwriting the
>   files, which is a big problem if you're installing the whole bundle as
>   a single rpm (for example)

In bundling, one can install the modules *after* installing perl, and
so not fall into that trap. When I bundle perl for HP-UX, I first
install the CORE and only after all that passed, I install the rest of
my selection of modules (from CPAN).

Then again, I don't suffer rpm-style dependency hell. I have no
dependencies at all. It's just a release people choose to install. I
deliver no updates whatsoever, just a new distribution when a new perl
is released which includes the most recent version of each module I
chose to include

> * more modules mean that you'll probably loose some platforms or
>   configurations, which is OK if you're bundling for a specific family
>   of OS or architecture

H.Merijn Brand      Perl Monger
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.10.x, 5.11.x on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00,
11.11, 11.23, and 11.31, OpenSuSE 10.3, 11.0, and 11.1, AIX 5.2 and 5.3. 

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