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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The link to the competition is broken – I think you mean http://use.perl.org/~Alias/journal/28427 [perl.org]?

  • I have started by redirecting the front page straight into a wiki.

    Nope, at least I did not get any redirect. All I got was a page saying "There is currently no content here, please check back later."

    • It works here, at home. At work, I get the same message as you do.

      Interpretation: Wait for the DNS entry to propagate.

      Steffen
  • I've added a logo to the sample page.
    ron@savage.net.au
  • I added the ones from CPAN/ports#win32 you didn't have yet listed.
  • In my opinion a real Win32 Perl distribution would include a C compilation environment with it, e.g. MinGW - and the Perl would be compiled with that (and the Win32:: basics). This way one would not need to have a repository of Win32 modules/PPMs/whatever, anywhere, but instead just download from CPAN and compile XS with abandon.

    (Of course, to be suuuupernice this distribution would have to work nicely with Visual C 6, Visual.Net, Intel C++, and whatever people have...)

  • I'm all for using the best tool (or language) for the job, but does anyone else see the irony in using a php wiki on a site that should be a platform for perl advocacy?
    • Of course :)

      In fact, there front page even acknowledges your point.

      It looks like we are going to be moving to SocialText in July after everyone is back from YAPC::NA.
      • Even more irony: SocialText is not for Win32 [perl.org]. Currently.
        • And assuming someone is willing to run a Win32 server to host it on.

          Because I sure as hell am not going to do it.

          As much as I want to encourage Win32 Perl, I only use it as a desktop, and it would take a lot to convince me to use it on a server.
          • Hmm, somehow something got lost in the message.

            If you are not going to run it at home, why do you care that the site is in PHP?

            Same thing. You want to showcase the site as something that Perl can do. Well, this is a site for Win32 Perl, so you really ought to be showcasing something that Perl/Win32 can do.

            I hope I get the message across this time. And, if not... forget it, it's not important.
            • Well, I care about the fact it's currently in PHP, because web and wikis are something that Perl SHOULD do well, and so we should be doing it in Perl.

              Hosting websites in a relatively cheap and decent mass hosting way, however, would appear to NOT be something that Win32 does well. So I'm in no hurry to move the website to Win32 hosting at 4-10+ times the price, because it serves no utility.

              Perl should be the same on all platforms, and I don't feel that it's necesary for us to eat the dogfood in the hosting
  • However, I have nevered worked a wiki before. Where do you find info on it?