Don’t know why this is the case …

As part of the toolchain for JackRabbit and ΔV, we depend upon Perl and various Perl modules. Previously, for DragonFly’s prior incarnation, we built our own toolchain. The issue is that the Perl distributed with RHEL/Centos, Debian/Ubuntu usually includes some … er … ill-advised patches.

We had built our own in the past, and it suited us well, as it felt faster.

Well, for a number of reasons we are back at it. And I can tell you, watching it in action … yes, it is much faster. I don’t quite know why this is …

The Jifty::DBI install, which has a tremendous install radius (depends upon many other modules) completed much faster than I have seen it before.

Now installing Catalyst::Devel … again, faster than normal. The real test will be Net::SSH::Perl, which uses pari, and has a unit test that runs into hours …

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