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Re: new slurp module

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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
October 23, 2003 06:18
Re: new slurp module
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Uri Guttman wrote:
> i would like to propose that my module be part of the 5.10 distribution
> and so it should go under the IO::File namespace.

Disregarding the coolness factor of this module, here's why I think
it doesn't meet the criteria for being integrated into the core
currently :

* it doesn't solve a version or portability problem of perl (like
  for example or, in their own way)
* it's not heavily tied to perl's internals (like for example B::*
  or the pragmas) nor to perl's own build system (MakeMaker)
  nor to the ability to install _other_ perl modules ( and
  its dependencies)
* it's not a helper for other core modules (like File::Spec::*)
* it doesn't replace another obsolescent core module.

Yes, I know that there are core modules that don't meet those criteria
as well. Times change...

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