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Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?

Mark Murray
May 1, 2002 08:59
Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?
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> > 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...

45 MB is fine as a port - we have ports that are way bigger than that.

As part of the base OS? Nope. The only functionality that we _need_
is the basic language - effectively miniperl.

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