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  • WTF? (Score:2, Insightful)

    ActiveState pay talented people to work on Open Source software, they build and package that software for a number of platforms, they make it available for free (anonymous) download from their web site and they host a large number of mailing lists where people can get free support for their products as well as mailing lists not directly related to their products. That all costs a significant amount of money and yet they do it for free. What's to hate about that?

    ActiveState also have developed a number o

    • Look. I don't doubt that they give back to the community, etc., etc. In fact, I so don't doubt it that I never said anything about it at all.

      All I said was that ActiveState Perl on Windows am like bizarro Perl on Unix. Maybe this isn't even their fault; maybe it's just what happens when you have to touch Windows; I'll never know.

      But I reserve the right to be seriously turned off by it and write flamey haiku about it.

      • by podmaster (3169) on 2004.04.02 5:01 (#29832) Journal
        three short lines
              secondhand bull and lies
                          haiku is bad

        I think it unwise to bash things
        you haven't tried out.
        I use perl on windows
        (activeperl and activeperl flavored)
        all the time and I got no
        problems or complaints

                          ActivePerl runs
              Go 'n' Get It, It runs good
                          ActivePerls fun