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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There was just a thread about this on the freebsd-user list:

    http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2008-December/189389.html [freebsd.org]

    I'm a longtime FreeBSD user and promoter, but it really blows me away that getting 5.10 into Ports wasn't done ages ago, that it isn't a really big priority. This state of affairs does not reflect well on the OS.

    • I read that thread earlier today. My favorite post is the one which suggests that it's somehow a failing of Perl that no one has made it work on FreeBSD, as if platform porters magically appeared out of sugarplum dreams, and if p5p were a mystical fairyland which eats garbage and excretes beautiful packages for every platform and operating system anyone might possibly want.

      • Yeah, I saw that lame a** excuse as well.

      • Their big problem is that they are scared to upgrade because they are afraid everything will break. Which suggests to me that they could benefit from some unit tests. :-)

        • Well, from reading a bunch of threads it seems to me that they have pretty much removed the problem that upgrading Perl caused. The lingering fear is there. "Oh, we missed that!"