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Re^2: I post to Perlmonks anonymously...

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 04, 2006 at 17:28 UTC ( #587707=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread I post to Perlmonks anonymously...

Some folks post anonymously because they don't want their coworkers to know that they're just learning it as they go! :)

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Re^3: I post to Perlmonks anonymously...
by brig (Scribe) on Dec 07, 2006 at 03:43 UTC

    I would have to say that we are all learning as we go. Some of us are learning at different levels no doubt but I have seen some sharp people asking questions on Perl Monks.

    In fact I will admit right here in front of everyone, I have never successfully installed anything from CPAN. Both times I have tried the *$%#(*& module wouldn't build. Of course except for the Excel and XML modules I've never actually needed anything off CPAN. In the Excel case I just did it in VBA (ugh). I've never had time to futz with it at work, and I have different interests after work. That is changing now, but CPAN is my boogey man.

    Laugh all you want, I feel so much more humble now; soon I will try again (when I am not under a deadline) and ask my fellow monks what I am doing wrong if it doesn't work...

    Update: (VBA is Visual Basic for Applications, it is used to control the Office Applications)

      Do you have VC installed? Do you have nmake installed? Did you file a bug report?


      yeah, cpan on windows is famously #$@#$%!-prone.

      you're probably missing the build utils, familiar tools on linux machines such as compilers and make

      you want the Visual C++ Express Edition, now found here (formerly known as Visual C++ Toolkit).

      oh and one more prerequisite to happy CPANing: good luck!

      It's not what you look like, when you're doin' what you’re doin'.
      It's what you’re doin' when you’re doin' what you look like you’re doin'!
           - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Express yourself

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