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Re: Working Group Proposal

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Joshua N Pritikin
July 25, 2000 05:12
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 06:55:46PM -0700, 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.

Counterpoint: in the last few project that I done, I've built a custom
version of perl specifically for the project.  I don't care about
running every script imaginable on this perl install.  I only care about
the perl related to the project.  I think this model of development is
going to become more common.  I envision at least two perl branchings:

generic perl -- a unix utility for sysadmins, random scripts

applcation specific perl -- a custom built version for a specific project

Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.
                       (via, but not speaking for Deutsche Bank)

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