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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Perl has been a first class citizen on Win32 starting with the GSAR port back in late 90s, then Perl for Win32 and now ActivePerl.

    In fact ActivePerl was more up to date than unix Perl during the late 5.005 and 5.6 because the pumpkin was primarily a Win32 developer.

    If you want to find the second class citizens in the Perl world look at OS2, Aix, Hpux, and other strange unixes. I know you want to make Perl better and are working hard on it, but insulting the people who put together the foundation you're

    • > If you want to find the second class citizens in the Perl world look at OS2, Aix, Hpux, and other strange unixes.

      Consider it one-and-a-half class then...

      > Perl has been a first class citizen on Win32 starting with the GSAR port back in late 90s, then Perl for Win32 and now ActivePerl.

      I don't consider a Perl that doesn't support CPAN properly "first class".

      • Hey, you're acting as an asshole!
        I consider ActivePerl firstclass, and strawberry perl is some strange shit distracting resources - and so what?
        Give some respect to people who did the port to win32!
        • ... and so what?

          Read the article and find out. If it weren't for the work of ActiveState and all of the work that went into Perl 5.6.0 to enable Win32 support, this wouldn't be possible. No one but you and Zeek have disputed that.

      • Sure Perl works and there is ActiveState and this is all very significant, appreciated, and important, but the CPAN is a very important part of any non-trivial Perl application, so without top-notch support for the CPAN, Perl applications end up as second-class citizens on Win32, which Strawberry goes a long way toward correcting.