CPAN Module Installation (aka Oh, God, Here We Go Again)by marinersk (Priest)
|on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:14 UTC||Need Help??|
marinersk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
New computer. Most but not all installation complete.
Decided I'd like to try my hand at automating Windows stuff (mouse, keyboard, etc.). The tools out there are nice but gosh wouldn't it be nice to have some more direct control.
A quick Google search turns up references to Win32::GuiTest. Sounds about right. Let's go get it.
And then and old, familiar panic starts to set in. OMG I am going to have to learn again how to install a CPAN module.
:: sigh :: Heaven help me.
And I have my usual measure of first-attempt success:
I'm almost ready to just give up on Perl. After all this time, you'd think this stuff would have gained more ground in the usability space. Problem is, all the Perl geeks who use CPAN use it enough to remember all the tips, tricks, gotchas, pre-reqs, etc.
So y'all have only improved the stuff where you have felt it was needed. (This is not a complaint. It is merely an observation and a conclusion.)
It's too late and I'm not 18 anymore. Guess I'll put this down and pick it back up another day.