The Perl technocrati seem to live on the three main desktop OS roughly in the order Linux, Mac, Windows. Linux is first mostly because it serves dual purpose as a server platform.
But looking down from the stage at any major Perl conference you are likely to see a sea of Mac laptops, many of them owned by Perl hacker gods.
And yet, Perl on the Mac seems to be nearly abandoned as a platform, or at the very least badly ignored. Mac::Carbon and friends haven't worked reliably for years, Padre installation is by far the hardest to install on Macs, and unlike the ongoing flood of Win32:: releases I rarely see much in the way of code being produced for Mac.
How can this be? How is it that the highest concentration of Perl brilliance we have can't even produce basic platform support and instead seem to always resort to compiling their own Perl.
Mac is the one platform I don't run regularly, and yet I seem to get weekly complaints from Mac people that some of my modules suck because they rely on Mac:: modules. As if that is somehow a bad thing?
Why the hell doesn't anything ever seem to get any better?
What would it take for Perl on the Mac to become less of a cesspit of despair?