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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 24, 2000 18:12
Re: Working Group Proposal
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> >And finally, the fact that perl didn't natively support certain protocols 
> >(http comes to mind) and needed external programs to bootstrap itself (lynx,
> >ftp, etc inside of CPAN) ( ie: the portability problem ).
> Do you simply mean that LWP isn't standard?

I mean its too heavyweight, and its not included with the distribution. 

With the perl distribution as it currently stands, I can't simply 'get up and
go'; I need to go off to CPAN and fetch a copy of LWP via going through all of
the hoops of figuring out where certain executables are.

This situation is worse on Win32; this is mitigated by the package manager on
that platform (forget its name at the moment) but on other platforms CPAN 
becomes a real pain.

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