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Jarkko Hietaniemi
May 1, 2002 11:29
Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?
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On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 10:39:07AM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> In article <>,
> Jarkko Hietaniemi <> wrote:
> >Well, my understanding is that this is exactly what Mark is talking
> >about-- for the needs of the FreeBSD itself (build, pksrc?) they don't
> >need all of Perl.  For that miniperl or something like Debian's
> >perl-base where you don't start by leaving out what you don't need but
> >instead by taking in only what one absolutely needs.
> But what is 'absolutely need'ed?  We should maintain a document in the

Why are you asking me...?  I'm the Bloat King :-)

> distribution that lists (or tries to, anyway) what under lib/ and ext/
> is actually an implicit or explicit part of the Perl language.  I'm
> thinking of all the pragmas as well as things like Errno that are
> implicitly loaded.  PerlIO/*.  AnyDBM_File and at least SDBM_File.
> Config.  What else?
> (Note that I'm thinking of Debian's perl-base now, and other OS's that
> go that route, not FreeBSD's build needs.)

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        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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