[Israel.pm] What hurts you most in Perl?

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Wed Nov 24 10:41:27 PST 2010

On Wednesday 24 November 2010 14:00:23 Jason Elbaum wrote:
> When I developed in Perl in a corporate environment, I deliberately avoided
> using CPAN modules. We supported a widely-distributed deployment
> environment where we could not rely on the availability of specific
> installed modules at all user sites, or indeed of the same version of
> Perl.
> Building a binary distribution file linking in libperl and the script text
> was not difficult. Rolling external modules into it was - especially given
> perl's dynamic loading mechanism for XS code. It would have required
> deploying all the source of the CPAN modules with the Perl script and
> interpreter.

That's what http://par.perl.org/ , http://www.indigostar.com/perl2exe.php and 
similar solutions are for. So problem should be mostly solved.


	Shlomi Fish

> So I'd say ease of application deployment was an issue for the adoption of
> Perl in general and CPAN in particular.
> Jason

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