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

Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu
04 Nov 1997 09:44:50 -0600

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:

> I am confused now.  I thought the advantage of Perl is that it is
> available on non-Unix platforms as well ...?

I know there is a perl for Windows NT.  I don't know about the
Macintosh or Windows 95.

I think it would be a good idea to use perl in the installation on all
platforms.  What I was trying to say is that I imagine the "typical"
Windows or Macintosh user would not be doing the installation from
scratch but instead would be using the tar-ball format appropriate for
their system.  The only people who need to have perl for Windows or
perl for the Macintosh are those who will create the tar-balls.
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