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Perl Akbar!

From:
Geoff Hart
Date:
December 7, 2009 09:33
Subject:
Perl Akbar!
Message ID:
4B1D3389.5060600@siemens-emis.com
This is a thank-you report for perl from geoff_hart@yahoo.com,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.10.1.


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I've been doing software since I was in 6th grade (1976) and
in all those years, the single most useful thing I've discovered
is Perl.

And as I watch software (language) developments, I still am
surprised at how skillful (lucky) Mr. Wall chose his language
components.  The way he resisted (resists) many fads that really
end up hurting things.  The excellent choice of fundamental data
types.  The clever addition of "objects" with perl 5.  If you
really look at this history, it's just amazing.

Now, much of the shine seems to have worn off, and newer
languages seem to grab much more attention (unfortunately).  Yet
there is still a group of you developers who seem to understand
why Perl is special.  It's a beautiful combination of stellar
text processing performance, monumental effort at completeness
(CPAN), continued insightful evolution (Perl 5), and just enough
loyalty and new users to keep it prominent in the field.

We are all quite lucky for your efforts - Thanks!!!

Perl is Greatest!!!

(p.s. my own impression is that Perl 6 is a victim of this)

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Site configuration information for perl 5.10.1:

Configured by Administrator at Fri Dec  4 15:51:34 2009.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 1) configuration:
   
  Platform:
    osname=MSWin32, osvers=5.00, archname=MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
    uname=''
    config_args='undef'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=undef
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef, use64bitall=undef, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cl', ccflags ='-nologo -GF -W3 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1 -DWIN32 
-D_CONSOLE -DNO_STRICT -DHAVE_DES_FCRYPT  -DPERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT 
-DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS -DUSE_PERLIO -DPERL_MSVCRT_READFIX',
    optimize='-MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1',
    cppflags='-DWIN32'
    ccversion='12.00.8168', gccversion='', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=undef, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=8
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='__int64', 
lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='link', ldflags ='-nologo -nodefaultlib -debug -opt:ref,icf  
-libpath:"c:\perl\lib\CORE"  -machine:x86'
    libpth=\lib
    libs=  oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.lib  
comdlg32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib  
netapi32.lib uuid.lib ws2_32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib  version.lib 
odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib msvcrt.lib
    perllibs=  oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib 
winspool.lib  comdlg32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib 
oleaut32.lib  netapi32.lib uuid.lib ws2_32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib  
version.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib msvcrt.lib
    libc=msvcrt.lib, so=dll, useshrplib=true, libperl=perl510.lib
    gnulibc_version=''
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_win32.xs, dlext=dll, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' '
    cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags='-dll -nologo -nodefaultlib -debug 
-opt:ref,icf  -libpath:"c:\perl\lib\CORE"  -machine:x86'

Locally applied patches:
    

---
@INC for perl 5.10.1:
    C:/perl/lib
    C:/perl/site/lib
    .

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Environment for perl 5.10.1:
    HOME=g:\home
    LANG=C
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    
PATH=.;g:\home/bin;G:/toolbox/local/bin;G:/toolbox/cygwin/bin;G:/toolbox/cygwin/usr/X11R6/bin;G:/toolbox/tools/Bin;G:/toolbox/tools/gimp/bin;C:\Program 
Files\CatPC\Bin;C:\Program 
Files\CatPC\Windows\System32;c:\perl\bin;c:\OraNT\Ora10g;C:\WINNT\system32;C:\WINNT;C:\WINNT\System32\Wbem;C:\Program 
Files\Hummingbird\Connectivity\10.00\Accessories\;C:\Program 
Files\Common 
Files\GTK\2.0\bin;C:\WINNT\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0;C:\Program 
Files\Utimaco\SafeGuard Easy\;I:/temp\SIEMENS\PowerCC\Bin;C:\Program 
Files\Windows Imaging\
    PERL=g:/toolbox/tools/Perl/bin/wperl.exe
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL (unset)




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