> I'm not sure that is acceptable. I believe that perl 5.8.0 will be > +- 45 MB. I cannot afford to import all of that - I'd get lynched. that is price, for example, for Unicode. Okay, when many platforms will be doing stripping their tools, everyone should remember where his perl programs are able to run and where they are not and require additional dowloading. (I remember how I was disappointed that Redhat linux distribution did not contained Tk in its distribution, even for optional installation. It was a pain to rebuild) For me, nowadays 45MB is nothing compared to medium HDD capacity, and even my POCKET PC will easily accomodate it... Vadim.