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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Devel::ptkdb. Which of course requires Tk. But I think its important to provide a visual debugger OOTB.
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    "If you were supposed to understand it, we wouldn't call it code." - FedEx
    • Unfortunately, I think GUI toolkits are probably where I will draw the line.

      That sort of stuff should go into Chocolate Perl.
      • by persicom (321) on 2007.11.08 21:00 (#58927)
        But given the way the Strawberry is built and installed, TK and Devel::ptkdb should be as simple as for (qw (Tk Devel::ptkdb)) { get_from_cpan($_); unpack($_); perl_maketestinstall($_); } Yes?
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        "If you were supposed to understand it, we wouldn't call it code." - FedEx
        • If it's that easy, then there's no need to pre-install it.

          The goal here is not to pre-install for pre-install sake.

          The goal is to install things that CAN'T be easily installed via CPAN normally, and require non-CPAN installation or configuration.

          By providing THOSE things pre-bundled, it makes installation of the CPAN modules much easier.
          • Sorry, I wasn't complete in my post. I was trying to B that it would be that easy to add after the fact. As long as the magic four-step-sequence works (which it should since you are bundling the toolchain, yes?) then I agree that Tk/Devel::ptkdb should live outside of Strawberry proper. Perhaps GUI extentions be bundled into a release called Fudge. :-)
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            "If you were supposed to understand it, we wouldn't call it code." - FedEx
            • And what would the packager for that release be called…?

            • The mythical Chocolate Perl will indeed come with WxWindows and Tk and a GUI CPAN client and a GUI POD reader, and all sorts of wonderful blue sky stuff.

              Of course, it will probably be several hundred meg, but then that's the general idea.