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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Let us not shun the Win32 programmer ...

    I'd disagree that the installation is poor with ActivePerl, as you can run 'ppm' and 'cpan' pretty much from the off. Admittedly you are relying on a largely non-current repository away from CPAN, but it is a start. Having a reliable codebase from which you can install from is the key part. There are several of us who program on Windows and have to either patch CPAN modules ourselves, try alternatives or rewrite the code. I'd rather see more effort being put into

    • Is it any wonder why ActiveState's repository is so far behind?

      Considering the number of bug reports they've sent for my modules... no. I'd love to have more feedback.

      • That's a fair point. I wish they did send their reports. Although at least they are available online, just about.

        In several cases there are CPAN Testers reports that match the test problems ActiveState have. However, looking at the reports generated for your modules I noticed many of the problems are missing because of the way Module::Build tests are not currently passed back to CPANPLUS. This is someting that is being looked at.