Tiefling has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
As part of my continuing (if halting) exploration of Perl, I downloaded spork.pl from PerlMonks and tried to get it to work on my system. After fetching the Curses module and a fresh version of ncurses, I managed to get the former to install, but not without much whinging and 'Function NOT found' messages. The normal Curses demo worked. Spork now refuses to compile with a whole screenful of error messages, mostly grumbling about the use of 'our', although there's a good range of complaints. Even with -w and strict turned off, it won't run. Have I got an antiquated (by these standards) version of Perl, or is something else wrong? I found the C-centric nature of the Curses module unhelpful in this connection, needless to say.
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GAT d++ s:- a-- C++ UL P++ L++(+) E? W+(++) N+ o? K w+(--) !O M- V? PS+ PE- Y PGP- t+ 5 X+ R+++ tv- b+++ DI++++ D+ G+ e++ h!(-) y +? ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
Edit: chipmunk 2001-06-25