Writing About Perl

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 15:36:18 BST 2011

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On 23 Aug 2011, at 15:25, Dave Cross <dave at dave.org.uk> wrote:

> Quoting Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com>:
>> Pete Smith writes:
>>> using distro packages (cpan probably frustrates newbies to perl if
>>> installation / tests fail) ...
>> I'd say the opposite, that cpanm is one of the major highlights of
>> recent developments in Perl. Somebody who's previously been frustrated
>> by installing Cpan modules can be impressed by how cpanm just works --
>> and indeed by how easy it is to install cpanm in the first place.
> I agree with that. But I'm sure that at the level this hypothetical article is aiming at, installing distro packages is going to be far better than any solution involving CPAN. If only because mixing CPAN-installed modules and distro-installed modules is potentially a recipe for disaster (and I'm _not_ going to cover installing your own Perl).
> And most distros are far better at tracking newer versions of interesting CPAN modules these days. So I can't really see it being a problem.
> Cheers,
> Dave...

Larger orgs are rubbish at keeping up. So perlbrew, cpanm and local::lib are big wins in environment


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