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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 24, 2000 19:32
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 06:55:46PM -0700, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
> According to horos:
> > Include keyword 'open' in perl library? [y]
> > 	Include support for 'http' in 'open' [y]
> > 	Include support for 'ftp' in 'open' [y]
> > 	Overload 'open' with other support (https, etc)? [n];
> > 
> > Include keyword 'close' in perl library? [y]
> > Include keyword 'select' in perl library? [y] n 
> One point against: The more of Perl that's optional, the more Perl
> programs become non-portable -- perhaps by accident.

Yes, and that would be a shame. An alternative would be to have the
choice whether such features go in the core, or in some load-on-demand
module. Then you have to option to, at the cost of some runtime overhead,
combine both things. A small perl, but still portable, as it will load
modules if needed.

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