From: Brian Scanlan (singer at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Tue 03 Aug 1999 - 17:52:47 IST
> > But not on Solaris, along with Perl which I couldn't believe..
> Don't forget that Solaris/Aix/other ancient Unices, have been around for
> donkeys years, since before perl was even a glimmer of an idea on Larry
> tongue, and they don't seem to think it's a good idea to add new stuff.
Well. They don't feel they need to add bits onto their OS needlessly,
most vendors like supporting everything they ship, having to support
PERL / gcc isn't too practical. Do they think it's a bad idea? Hell no,
Sun distribute things like gzip where it's needed, just won't
have it in their core distribution.
Should a commercial OS be ready-made for the generic unix user out
of the box? It doesn't matter, they should be well capable (and relish ;) )
setting up a box for themselves...
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