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Re: MacPerl

by mrbbking (Hermit)
on Apr 15, 2002 at 16:41 UTC ( #159261=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to MacPerl

I've been wondering about that. When I used MacOS 9, I used MacPerl. Now that I have MacOS X with a BSD-based command line (aka darwin)(kind of...), I use Perl compiled for darwin. Why would one continue to use MacPerl when the Unix-based one is finally accessible?

I'm asking in all seriousness. Since /usr/bin/perl is pre-installed - what is the benefit for an OS X user in using MacPerl instead?

_________________________________________ s!!password!;y?sordid?binger?;y.paw.mrk.; print chr 0x5b;print;print chr(0x5b+0x2);

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Re: Re: MacPerl
by pudge (Sexton) on Apr 15, 2002 at 17:15 UTC
    MacPerl is for Mac OS. Not for Mac OS X. Really, the only reason you'd want to use it for Mac OS X is if you want to use the Mac:: modules that are (currently!) specific to MacPerl/Mac OS, that don't yet work on Mac OS X.

    Once those modules largely work on Mac OS X, there will be no reason at all to use MacPerl on Mac OS X, I'd wager.

    However, many people still use Mac OS, and haven't yet or never will switch to Mac OS X. MacPerl is primarily for them. :-)

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