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Re: Its time we set the score straight on Perl 5 and Perl 6 and debunkour own self-generated FUD.

Adam Kennedy
June 20, 2006 05:11
Re: Its time we set the score straight on Perl 5 and Perl 6 and debunkour own self-generated FUD.
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Steve Hay wrote:
> Adam Kennedy wrote:
>> Steve Hay wrote:
>>> Adam Kennedy wrote:
>>>>> I've personally never heard of anyone trying to use perl on Win32 
>>>>> without having libwin32 installed anyway, so including it in the 
>>>>> core wouldn't change Win32 users' lives that much.  It isn't hard 
>>>>> to install, being all in one bundle, and for those who can't manage 
>>>>> there's always ActivePerl.
>>>> *waves*
>>>> Might I suggest installing Vanilla to experience what it's like, if 
>>>> you have a spare hour.
>>> To experience what what is like?  Do you mean "experience what 
>>> installing libwin32 is like", or "experience what Vanilla Perl is like"?
>> To experience what it's like having core Perl but not having libwin32 
>> and none of the other Win32 modules.
> Oh, I see.  Well, I've never tried that and I can't see why I'd want to. 


Steve Hay wrote:
 > I've been trying to look at all the Win32 patches that come in
 > for quite a while now and I don't recall having overruled or ignored
 > any, except possibly suggestions for including new (Win32) modules
 > into the core, which I don't feel I could unilaterally do without
 > support from others.

And thus, now you have a vehicle for seeing WHICH Win32 modules are 
truly necesary in the core and could be merged, and which aren't and can 
be rejected.

So far, I think that the problems with installing modules in the CURRENT 
codebase certainly justifies Win32API::File.

Nothing else yet is that obvious, unless we were to consider 
File::HomeDir to be desirable in the core, but I don't consider it ready 
for the variety of platforms it would need to handle yet.

But let's take this to a different thread...

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