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Re: Beyond 5.10
June 30, 2007 09:24
Re: Beyond 5.10
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
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On Saturday 30 June 2007 18:01:02 Brandon Black wrote:
> On 6/30/07, Andy Lester <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 30, 2007, at 10:43 AM, Johan Vromans wrote:
> > > A standard set of XML handling libraries so Perl can finally join the
> > > XML party.
> > Why do you see standard XML library as important? I would think if
> > we're going to ship with another library standard, it would be LWP.
> LWP would be nice in the sense that it makes bootstrapping CPAN
> easier. In some installation environments (unfortunately, in many
> I've had to work on), a fresh build of Perl is basically screwed for
> CPAN access, as it tries to fetch MIRRORED.BY via ftp (Net::FTP),
> which fails (firewall/NAT issues) often in a modern "the web is the
> internet" idiocracy that goes on with corporate network management
> these days. Even after manually fetching MIRRORED.BY and copying it
> into place and selecting an http mirror, not all systems can use HTTP
> transports without LWP, as they don't have the requisite fallback
> commands like curl or wget.
Never mind the countless internal systems with not access to the internet at
all. (security and all that).
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