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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • EBCDIC was also mentioned in passing. Sadly, Perl no longer runs on EBCDIC due to a general lack of nurturing. Then again, if it was important, Nicholas felt that someone from IBM would have been in touch at some point.

    To the best of my knowledge that statement is not true. Specifically, it asserts that it is known that Perl does not run on EBCDIC.

    All that can be said is that we know that we have no idea of the state of Perl on EBCDIC, because no-one using EBCDIC sends any feedback whatsoever, positive o

    • We did hear from the MPE/iX folks a while ago, so, obviously it works there. It might be more correct to say "legacy IBM operating system" since support on z/OS is suspect and support for i5/OS (the OS formerly known as OS/400) is unknown since we've not heard from them in ages.

      The problem here is not a lack of trying as it is a lack of access. I'm sure there is someone knowledgeable enough to help get Perl working well on EBCDIC operating system, but its not easy to come by on a desktop. Access to existing servers with those OS's is what we need to be able to support them.