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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Not to diss the fine work of the ActiveState people, but perl is already very well integrated in FreeBSD : in the 4.x branch Perl 5 was in the base system and was a key component for many admin scripts. There are 5000+ CPAN modules mostly up-to-date that can be installed in one command ('portinstall p5-*' but don't do that), and even if it's not perfect the BSDPAN module is a life-saver.

    Furthermore, free beer coupon to the first one who can name that revolutionary feature the packager added in FreeBSD and you probably won't find anywhere else on a stock 5.8.8 (thanks to rgs for pointing it to me).

    That said, I'd love to run Komodo on a Freebie box.

    • Indeed, kudos to FreeBSD, who currently hold by a wide margin the record for the best and most current CPAN coverage.