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From Christopher Berry <>
Subject RE: perl scripts for tomcat.
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2001 20:58:34 GMT
That's not necessarily true. I don't need a (separate) install of Perl
anymore than I need an install of Ant, right? Look at how Tomcat is
distributed. It contains the distributable parts of Ant, and does not
require an install. I can do the same for Perl. The simple launch scripts
would reference /tools/perl/win32 or /tools/perl/unix depending on BAT or

What makes this advantageous is that I only have to maintain a single "real"
script. (i.e. one w/ meat in it) -- that can be used on any platform. 

-- Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 3:24 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: perl scripts for tomcat.
> > It seems to me that homogenizing the scripts to Perl, coupled 
> > with simple, one line, OS-specific launch scripts, would make life 
> > simpler. (At least for us, since we must support both OS flavors..)
> > 
> I tend not to agree, this forces you to install Perl on each 
> supported 
> platform.
> At my site we use Tomact/Java servlets to drive a build 
> interface to the
> build 
> process. Since our product is mostly Java and the build is 
> driven by Ant the
> JDK's 
> are already present on each platform. As for Perl, the XML 
> build script/Java
> Tasks
> combination works better, and if I need Perl's rich pattern 
> manipulation
> capabilities
> I turn to the ORO package which supports oobject operations 
> using Perl (and
> regex and sed)
> expressions in Java code.
> Best regards.

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