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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The difficulty of deploying Perl projects with CPAN dependencies is a real problem. It's not technically a language problem, but a cultural one.

    (PAR even seems like it could help a fair bit with this).

    Culturally, we tend to say "Oh, and install this slew of modules from CPAN".

    If instead we said "just unpack it and visit install.cgi", then we'd have more users of Perl projects.

    I like that a number of PHP projects work this way. It's not a technical benefit of PHP that this trend exists, it's a different cult
    • Bingo! Give that man a gold star!

      Installing perl applications *sucks* even for those of us familiar with perl and how perl people expect us to work with their code. For yer average sysadmin, trying to install a typical perl application is a nightmare. I'm afraid that the perl community's rampant code re-use and insistence both on never re-inventing wheels and also on not bundling other peoples' code hurts us a lot here.

      Yer average python application, on the other hand (let's pick the only one I use w