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`brew install <thing>` is a natural thing to try first. If it works well then why use something else?

Works well for what? There's a recent Perl already installed on machines that brew runs on

The system perl on my work mac is v5.18.2. It's years out of date. If I want to run something that needs a newer version I can either update it without knowing what impact that has on the rest of the things running on my computer (seems like a bad plan...) or I can install a newer version alongside the system perl. My preferred method for that would be brew because I use brew for pretty much everything. I don't really want a second (or third, or fourth) package manager for every other thing.

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