R-alpha: Re: Separation of Program & Doc; REQUIRING Perl5 [was: New Version]

Luke Tierney luke@stat.umn.edu
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:03:40 -0600 (CST)

Kurt Hornik wrote:
> >>>>> Douglas Bates writes:
> > Regarding Perl5 availability:
> >  - In the Unix world I would be surprised if people who would want to
> >    install R would not also have access to perl5 or be able to install
> >    it.  I would assert that the level of skill required to install R
> >    is comparable to that required to install perl.
> :-)
> Btw, does CPAN have binary distributions as well?

One of the arguments someone made, as I recall, is access. Perl ought
to be installed as a system resource and the person installing R may
not have access at that level. Of course they could install a private
Perl but this is likely to create some headaches someplace down the


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