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Re: Prefer Pure Perl Core Modules

by stevieb (Canon)
on Jul 13, 2021 at 14:27 UTC ( #11134958=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Prefer Pure Perl Core Modules

Are you talking from the perspective of writing CPAN distributions, or simply a user of the Perl language writing scripts for your own use?

For the former, I definitely try to minimize my use of external dependencies where possible and practical. As a user though, I don't care whatsoever. Whatever makes my job easier to get the results I want from the script I'm writing dependably, I use whatever is available. I don't care if things have to be compiled or not. Several of my own CPAN distributions are C/C++/XS based, for various reasons (speed is but a single one of them).

With the likes of perlbrew/berrybrew, adding/removing/changing perls and modules is trivial, and has no effect on system components whatsoever. At least with berrybrew (unsure in perlbrew), you can simply copy a full blown Perl installation to another system by copying a folder, and voila, it works just dandy with no recompilation needed at all (in fact, that's my next update to the software... an import/export feature to do exactly that, instead of the manual process it is now).

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Re^2: Prefer Pure Perl Core Modules
by Leitz (Scribe) on Jul 13, 2021 at 15:11 UTC

    Good point! If I'm going to share the code then I try to minimize the dependencies as much as possible. Because I try to keep my "production" and "personal" habits unified (mostly due to lack of brains), I will often minimize dependencies in all my code.

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