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Re: Working Group Proposal

Jonathan Scott Duff
July 25, 2000 06:40
Re: Working Group Proposal
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 06:12:22PM -0700, horos wrote:
> > 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.

That's one of the things I like about the python distribution: it
comes with all the modules I'm likely to use.  It's got most (if not
all) of the major protocols covered.  (The python community calls this
the "batteries included" philosophy and I think perl should do the
same where possible)

If the python community were to come up with a CPAN-alike, writing the
equivalent would be simple (relatively) because httplib and
ftlib are part of the distribution.

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