Re: [PATCH] Eliminate Scalar::Util usage from

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2006-07-28 00:32:19

On Thu, 27 Jul 2006, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:

> >>>>> "Johannes" == Johannes Schindelin <> writes:
> Johannes> Wishful thinking. If it wasn't for political reasons, certain people would 
> Johannes> use cygwin's perl already, instead of ActiveState.
> I don't think this is a "cygwin" perl though.  This is released under
> Perl's terms, so it's not just gnu.  It's a complete build system with
> a bundled C compiler, running on Windows natively.

What free people rarely think about: Windows has a severe path problem. It 
is not the only problem of Windows, but a very real, and very annoying 
one. Nobody in her right mind would try to make ":" part of a path, let 
alone ";" part of the $PATH!

So I think it is still better to use cygwin's perl, not ActiveState, or 
even Strawberry (which ice cream addict came up with _that_ one?).

At least, it is better, _if_ you have a choice.


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