I've used your vim builds very happily for a while now: thanks for
saving my compile time and hassle! Yet I wonder about one minor point:
As far as I can see, the Python support built into vim is quite up to
date, but the Perl support is quote outdated. Is this on purpose?
I understand that scripting vim via Perl may be unpopular, but still:
Your vim downloads are built with Perl 5.8, which is relatively old (and
security-wise up to date versions are not so easy to get for Windows, I
think; ActiveState charges money for ancient "industry-strength"
releases). Might it be an option to upgrade to Perl 5.16 (5.16.1 is due
the 20th, when it will be recommended version) or 5.14? (I build vim
regularly on another windows machine for 64 bit, and adjusting one path
setting has worked out of the box for me.)
(Another option might be to remove perl support completely; personally,
I prefer not having a cookie to not being allowed to eat it *g*.)
Thanks for any response,
From: Steve Hall <digitect@gm...> - 2012-06-10 01:11:53
On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 7:02 AM, <theorik@...> wrote:
> As far as I can see, the Python support built into vim is quite up to
> date, but the Perl support is quote outdated. Is this on purpose?
Not really, I build on a Win7 x64 system and there seems to be a lot
of issues with library support related to Vim on Windows. I
occasionally update packages and then find Vim doesn't support the
latest version and have to downgrade. Ruby currently has this issue,
I'm unable to find a library that Vim will build on.
I'll try a later Perl and if it works you'll see it in the next build.
Steve Hall [ digitect dancingpaper com ]
Cream for Vim http://cream.sourceforge.net
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