The Problems of Perl: The Future of Bugzilla

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue May 15 17:15:50 UTC 2007

Aaron Trevena wrote:
> I think I have the contacts although I think a couple of the bugzilla
> people have burnt some bridges with some of the trolling on the wiki..
> Randal was only half joking when he said  ""We'd actually prefer you
> stop using Perl. You seem to be giving it a bad name. KTHX, Bye".

I missed all this wiki stuff... I had no idea that we'd had some sort of 
flame war.

Maybe everyone needs to just take a week off, cool down, we can pretend 
this all never happened, and start again with a clean slate?

> Something that Bugzilla could do for the perl community is to work
> together to find the best solution for packaging CPAN modules into a
> standalone application - the catalyst people have been working hard on
> making CPAN dependancies less of an obstacle for installation, and PAR
> could certainly be a solution for Bugzilla.

Are they an obstacle even on Unix? I've never had much problem with them 
recently, but then maybe I've done it quite a few times. Wasn't Bundle:: 
invented to solve this?


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