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H.Merijn Brand
June 24, 2009 03:47
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:21:04 +0100, Nicholas Clark <>

> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 01:09:35AM -0700, Ovid wrote:
> > I don't know what the right answer is, but something's got to budge
> > because when you tell people "we have modern OO, just download this
> > module", people laugh.  I don't blame them.
> That sounds like something that would easily by solved with a bundled
> distribution - bundle up the core distribution with the appropriate
> recommended modern modules, and tell people "install this tarball as
> your perl".
> *Nothing*, and I stress *nothing* stands in the way of anyone who cares
> about this actually trying it.

Not for the OO- part, but I already actually do so, and so does
ActiveState. Most bundlers decide what modules they see best to be
added to the CORE distribution. My selection won't be what `the rest of
the world' wants, as everybody wants something else, but at least you
take away the default questions, like why doesn't perl have a GUI
module if you bundle Tk (or Wx). Same for DBI Date::* and so on and so

H.Merijn Brand      Perl Monger
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.10.x, 5.11.x on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00,
11.11, 11.23, and 11.31, OpenSuSE 10.3, 11.0, and 11.1, AIX 5.2 and 5.3. 

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