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Sunday July 08, 2007
08:45 AM

"Used rarely"

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So yesterday I updated to the latest release of AS's ActivePerl on my windoze pc. To do so, I first uninstalled the previous one. I noticed, in the control panel, that it was described as "used rarely": Funny! (Actually, my windoze copy is in Italian, so I don't know if that's literally what would have got out in the English version.)

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  • I have no idea what "algorithm" they use to determine that since I use it all the time.
    • Indeed now that I see most of the installed software that I use is marked as "used rarely", even though I actually use it quite frequently: the count is probably taken from "official" launchers like the menu entries or icons on the desktop (which I don't have), in fact e.g. Adobe Reader itself which is used quite often has that stigma too - but generally on downloaded or generated documents. Indeed I didn't expect anything particularly different: it was just a funny remark, because probably perl.exe is one

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      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__
      • You know, that makes me think of something...

        Windows XP is supposed to 'optimize' application performance based on how often you use the application, clustering the application files closely together on the faster accessed (? not clear on this) tracks of the disk (or something).

        I wonder if it uses the same criteria for determining which applications are frequently used as you see in the uninstall application. If so, it's seriously flawed. I also have often seen applications that I use frequently labeled a
        • Windows XP is supposed to 'optimize' application performance based on how often you use the application, clustering the application files closely together on the faster accessed (? not clear on this) tracks of the disk (or something).

          Speaking of which, I wonder whether it can be tricked into thinking an application is used more frequently than it really is... or "is"!

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          -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__
  • You know, I just HATE to be self-promotional, but since you spelled Windoze with a "z" (hopefully implying you hate Windows, and prefer Perl on Unix)...

    Have you tried out Strawberry Perl yet? It's exactly like Perl on Unix, built-in gcc compiler, and a CPAN client that actually works properly, so you don't need PPM modules.

    If you have and didn't like it, any feedback?

    • You know, I just HATE to be self-promotional, but since you spelled Windoze with a "z" (hopefully implying you hate Windows, and prefer Perl on Unix)...

      Well, a component of hate and a component of humour: actually I think I'm more a *NIX-kinda-mind, and at a certain point I was much more on Linux than on Windows although for various reasons I never left the latter completely... but since about one year, that is since about when I discovered the disease I've turned mostly into a Windows-kinda-guy, albeit

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      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__