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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You're a direct beneficiary of core Perl contributions by ActiveState employees. Your abusive tone is totally uncalled for.
    • He never said they were kiddies. In fact he pointed out that they include many well-known people in the Perl world.

      He just said that their site looks like a fly by night site that was put together by kiddies. He's got a point. Although I must admit that I like the current design a more than the old one. That one looked like they ripped the artwork from some Soviet propaganda.

      Of course the people who are well-known at ActiveState are known for their programming abilities, and not their graphical prowess.
      • I believe he said the design was the only thing he thought was good.

        Incidentally, there is a documentation link right on the main PDK page ("resources" on the right side) and typing "documentation" into the search box on any activestate.com page brought back hundreds of results.

        I don't know what local docs they bundle, but %%HTMLDIR%% looks like a Makefile target or similar, so maybe some kind of build/install procedure hadn't been run yet. But that's only a guess.

        In short, I think the rumors of ActiveStat

        • Given an isolated example, you may choose to call it invalid because it doesn't fairly represent the norm. Or, if you're clever, you can call it a bad sample size, being a sample size of one =)

          I could have swore I tried the search twice, thinking something must have misfired, but maybe I was having a bad keyboard day.

          I'm not attacking ActiveState. Relax. I'm merely publicly bitching at them for frustrating *me* when *I* tried to find their documentation, with no pretense that my experience is normal. But that's an aside. Mostly I'm giving -- or trying to give -- a colorful account of the misery in store for anyone who would try to bytecode compile Perl. ActiveState just happened to become part of that story.

          -scott