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organizing disorganization

Joshua N Pritikin
July 24, 2000 10:50
organizing disorganization
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 10:38:46AM -0700, wrote:
> I think we need a method to make perl both really small and large at the same 
> time.   I'm open to suggestions, but I think that being big and monolithic 
> has a lot of drawbacks if perl is to spread.. Linux does it right, I think, by 
> allowing modules to be imported/exported from the kernel at will.

Oh!  Good analogy!  For example,

gen_perl perl5-compat > perl6c.tgz
gen_perl minimal-embedding > embed.tgz
gen_perl kitchen-sink > ksink.tgz

And these generated tarballs would look similar to the current perl5

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