easy introduction to perl

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Sat Oct 6 21:33:40 BST 2007

On 6 Oct 2007, at 20:15, Matt S Trout wrote:
> In fact, the same goes for Catalyst - if you're careful you can get it
> installed without needing to compile -anything- (and there's ways  
> and means
> of installing your own copies of XS modules onto servers anyway,  
> just needs
> a little bit of smarts applied).

Umm, Catalyst is the archetype of hard-to-install CPAN modules.

It is the one and only thing that I have had to relax my "must be a  
Debian package" rule for. It's too hard to track the myriad  
dependencies and build all those packages for. (And I've not yet  
*quite* had the itch to write a tool to discover the dependency tree  
and do a CPAN-to-.deb conversion for all that it finds.)

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