[tex-live] opinion requested about Perl

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Jun 24 09:05:32 CEST 2003

> Perl/win32 on TeXLive:
> - you can upgrade the scripts
> - you can't run them out of the Live cd (texexec and co)
> - you have the real Perl (say for new scripts)
> Perlapp compiled exe on the cdrom:
> - you can run any program out of the Live cd
> - it is reliable (ie: it won't complain for unforeseen reason)
> - you can't upgrade the scripts by yourself
> - you can't add new scripts.
> Plus the 'ideological' reason : I have always been more confident in
> using the standard sources.

so ideally the setup for the demo CD is different :-}

I feel agnostic. Mildly prefer the "perl on CD option"


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