[tex-live] Problem with perl in Windows 7

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jan 11 00:29:44 CET 2012

On 2012-01-10 at 22:52:16 +0000, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

 > Norbert Preining wrote:
 > >  Computers are logical, not irrational beasts trying to enrage
 > >  the user.
 > On what evidence do you base this statement ?  I have been
 > programming computers ever since 1970, and I have yet to
 > encounter one whose sole /raison d'être/ was not to enrage
 > its user.  Certainly they give the /impression/ of
 > behaving logically, but that is just to fool the naïve
 > and ingenuous : underneath, they all have a true random
 > number generator (far better than any Knuthian pseudo-
 > random number generator) which injects infinitesimally
 > small elements of uncertainty into each and every
 > operation.  Most of the time, these "Heisenbergions"
 > (as they are usually termed)  cancel each other
 > out, and the computer appears to behave as its user/
 > programmer intended; but every so often they fail to
 > cancel (as is clearly the case with this gentleman's
 > PERL installation) and chaos is the unfailing result.

Come on, Phil, if this is your world picture, then it's best to
switch to Unix as soon as possible.

And thanks for the explanations.  I already assumed that Windows works
this way, hence I'm quite glad about the confirmation from an expert. 


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