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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Sun and Perl (Score:3, Informative)

    Sun are big Perl users ... to the best of my knowledge, a lot of their benchmarking work performed here in Ireland uses an Sun-internally modified release of Perl. It may not be called Perl, but that's what it is. I'm even pretty sure they send a lot of their new-hire grad students on training courses for the language. So, it does not surprise me that Sun is being good to the Perl community.
    • Re:Sun and Perl (Score:4, Informative)

      by Alan Burlison (2961) on 2002.03.26 16:31 (#6360) Homepage Journal
      I know nothing about the existence of a modified version of perl (seems unlikely...), but we shipped perl 5.005_03 as part of Solaris 8, 5.6.1 will be in Solaris 9. Perl is included in the base OS, and you can even write JumpStart scripts in perl if you wish (it is in the Solaris install image). The kstat(1) command is a perl script, as are the proj[add|del|mod] commands. We also use perl in several parts of the Solaris build environment. We have an active internal perl mailing list, at least one internal CPAN mirror that I know of. In short, yes we use it too!

      Like most other folks, we use perl because it makes our lives easier :-)