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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Perl on Windows sux unless you have a compiler. ActivePerl can detect and use MinGW. So, you can have a free compiler to use with perl. There is always the MSVC route though :)
    • At previous $job, we were a Windows shop and they provided MSVC. It didn't help much. There were still whole piles of modules that refused to compile. Some were patchable (e.g. module authors assumed directory separator was /), but others were plainly just not going to be worth the grief. Tis indeed true, that the best platform to use software on is the one it was developed on. In most cases for Perl modules, that's unix. I got to the point where I considered it a bonus if a module compiled rather than a right.
      • Old Sir Bill G has a lot to answer for. When he illegally created DOS and then Windows, by stealing code from others they chose to deliberately break sensible norms and the infamous back-slash directory separator was born. I know that module authors should be more platform independent but it's a pain in the posterior when vendors deliberately create confusion...

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