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Re: Why is B:: and O:: in the core?

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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
February 4, 2003 08:36
Re: Why is B:: and O:: in the core?
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A.Bergman <> wrote:
> Can someone state the reason why we include B in the core?

To avoid the Backporting Nightmare ?

Well, the B::* perl modules could be backported to the CPAN.
This needs to be done with care for backwards-compatibility.
The B API has evolved (almost) in parallel with the internals.
B would be harder to backport IMHO.

What's needed to achieve this properly is : a complete test suite for
the B API.

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