Currently playing around with Andreas König's
Perl::Repository::APC which is extremely cool when one has arranged for a few things in beforehand.
So far my way of working with the Perl core has been rather cumbersome. I do have rsynced the blead- and maint-branch which is ok when preparing a patch. However, it is not enough when trying to track down what the effects of a particular patch are. So I tried it with
patchaperlup first which - according to its documentation - should be able to create a Perl source-directory up to a given change from an existing source-tree and a directory of patches. However, that didn't work.
So I looked into
buildaperl. To my dismay I read that I need to have a full rsync mirror of the APC so I rsynced one and now have almost 700 new megabyte in my home-directory. The good thing is that it works and it took me around two minutes to create
perl-p-5.8.0@21751 with it. Very nice.
And now I'll indulge with
perlbench a little.