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Re^2: The Deceiver

by perldeveloper (Scribe)
on Aug 13, 2004 at 20:53 UTC ( [id://382836]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The Deceiver
in thread Why does a Perl 5.6 regex run a lot slower on Perl 5.8?

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Re^3: The Deceiver
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 13, 2004 at 23:59 UTC

    What do you expect? RedHat have packaged a completely broken version of GCC. RedHat have packaged problematically patched Linux kernels. RedHat have packaged a half-broken TeX distribution. That RedHat would seriously bork a Perl package seems hardly surprising.

    It's not the GCC project's fault and not the Linux kernel team's fault and not the TeX project's fault that RedHat broke their software and it isn't the Perl5 porters' fault that RedHat broke their Perl package either.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      To add few bits to your list,

      ... RedHat ships with badly packaged Tcl/Tk, (this was discussed in Tcl::Tk module development list and this makes supporting of Tcl::Tk considerably harder on RedHat)

Re^3: The Deceiver
by synistar (Pilgrim) on Aug 13, 2004 at 21:15 UTC

    I do not understand your reasoning. This loose collective that you are calling the perl community is supposed to police the entire tech sector to make sure that perl is implemented correctly everywhere? Even the 8000 pound Gorilla of Microsoft can't do something like that (I've seen pretty horrible stuff done with their tools). That is akin to saying the fact that your house is defective is the fault of the company who made the hammers that were used.

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