Slash Boxes
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • ... I was told Python fixed all of Perl's faults, but when I looked the module system was banannas, and that was where I most wanted changes. (Don't get me wrong: Perl's system is great as is. I just thought the "innovative" Pythoners would have learned from Perl's "mistakes" and have a really slick system.)

    Nat's right. If rapt/rpkg looks good, we steal it. Rewritten in Perl of course.

    We need an ultraflexible apt-like module install system running over CPAN. Modules need to be self-contained tarballs that can be dropped into the Perl core unchanged to create custom distributions (almost there; too many interactive Makefile.PL's). It needs to be possible to install multiple versions of a module in a system identical to the way UNIX does shared libraries, similar to what I described elsewhere on this site about hardwiring all my programs to perl5.6.1.

    But, I'm rambling. It's all IMHO. What we have now is spectacular. I'd like to see it even better.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers