I am guessing the bigger Perl has debug information within the program.
(lurking) David Green
On 8 Jan, 2009, at 0:36, Vic Norton wrote:
That is exactly what has happened, Sherm. Thanks a lot. Prior to my
recent installation of Leopard, I had used MacPorts to install
Perl5.8.8. So I have 5.8.8 in two places, in /usr/bin and in /opt/
local/bin. And /opt/local/bin comes earlier in my PATH than /usr/bin.
I'm going to have to think about this. Thanks for the aside!
Another curiosity. I just checked out the Perl5.8.8 files in /usr/
bin and /opt/local/bin. The /usr/bin one came with Leopard, which I
bought from Apple a week or so ago. It was created on Dec 7, 2007,
and it weighs 48 KB. The MacPorts perl was created on Sep 5, 2008,
and weighs 1.1 MB. Why, I wonder, should one Perl5.8.8 be 25 times
as big as another?
On Jan 7, 2009, at 3:06 PM, Sherm Pendley wrote:
On Jan 7, 2009, at 10:24 AM, Vic Norton wrote:
I plan to use CPANPLUS to install new packages and modules. Right
now it installs them in
As an aside, I think it's kind of odd that /usr/bin/perl would do
that... Are you sure there's not an /opt/local/bin/perl earlier in
your PATH? If you used MacPorts to install a newer Perl, that's
where it would install it.
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