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Nicholas Clark
August 19, 2010 11:51
Re: Remove Devel::DProf from 5.16
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On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 02:46:01PM -0400, David Golden wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Steve Peters <> wrote:
> > I think willing sucker is less appropriate than someone who is happy to
> > announce the module's deprecation from the rooftops and will gleefully
> > answer these questions as follows every time.
> >
> > "Can you fix this?"  "No".
> > "Can you add this feature?"  "No".
> The packaging should be trivial.  (cough, dzil, cough, grin).
> The documentation should clearly state that it is no longer supported.
> Then it can just decay into oblivion.

I'm actually quite happy to remove people's option to "do stupid" with it.

And if they say "but I need Devel::DProf", then the answer is "don't upgrade
your core perl". Sort of like pseudohashes, or anything else that came out
from core.

To try to snare them on a decent profiler, rather than sleepwalking back to
the one that they know.

(Of course, I'm not stopping anyone from doing anything. If anyone is keen/
brave/crazy/altruistic enough)

Nicholas Clark

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