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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • How about "Strawberry Perl Workstation Edition" and "Strawberry Perl Server Edition"? It seems to me that most folks would only want the "lite" edition for running code on a server where they have no UI.

    --Theory

    • I don't get it at all. Serve your target market, but I will always want Perl to be just Perl. When I install Java, I just want Java. When I want an IDE, I go out and install Eclipse. When I install Perl, I just want Perl. I decide what editor or IDE to use with it.

      This is probably a good idea, but I can tell right off I'm not in the target market at all.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • The newbie market doesn't know HOW to "decide what editor or IDE to use".

        They are going into a new area blind, and they already have to learn the language itself. It's important to not distract them from this by providing an option that removes all the other decisions and provides sensible defaults.

        • Do people think of IDEs are part of their programming language today, then? To me, if you know how to program, you know what editor or IDE to use, or, you know how to find out (such as by Googling "Perl IDE"). To my way of thinking, the only way that can be true is if either:

          1. Newbies do not know how to program, or
          2. Newbies think of an IDE and a language as one package

          I honestly don't know what it looks like out there. I am presuming 2) is the case.

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