On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 02:52:34PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> That's hardly an advantage, now to be fair. I'd say more people have
I'd say it's a great advantage. Some even call it the 'killer app' of
Perl. You can go on there and get a module to do just about anything
nowadays. And if you can't get it there, you mention it to your local Perl
Mongers group and some nice person will point you in the right
direction, or maybe even write it for you.
The Perl community is probably its biggest asset though, but CPAN comes
a close second.
> busted up systems by blindly letting it upgrade every package it feels
> like, because it wasn't that obvious how to stop it.
I think the 'busted up'ness you talk about was a bug in CPAN.pm that
came with perl 5.6.0. It would try to upgrade perl to 5.6.1 in order to
upgrade CPAN.pm. The way around this was (is) to upgrade CPAN manually.
You shouldn't let this taint your views on perl. Seeing some beginners
code might taint your views though ;)
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