On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 12:38 +0200, Johan Vromans wrote: > What some people consider critical core functionality is considered > unnecessary bloat by others. Yep. I would never in a million years have moved all the unicode stuff into the core. I never use it, and it makes perl take almost an order of magnitude longer to build. But then if I did need it some day, I'd be irritated it wasn't there (and there are certainly a lot of users who do need it).