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Jan Dubois
August 20, 2010 10:09
RE: Remove Devel::DProf from 5.16
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On Fri, 20 Aug 2010, Tim Bunce wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 08:13:57PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 09:10:04AM -1000, tim.jenness wrote:
> > >
> > > Great idea. Could we rebrand Devel::NYTProf so Devel::DProf would
> > > still be the perl profiler? Most people just want -d:DProf to work.
> >
> > Effectively this would eliminate acknowledgment of the contribution of the
> > New York Times back to the Perl ecosystem, which I feel would be unwise.
> The New York Times hasn't contributed anything to NYTProf in years.
> Arguably they're being rewarded for forking a project (Devel::SmallProf)
> that they could have simply contributed to.

Yes, but from a Perl advocacy point of view it is nice to be able to say:

    See, Perl is such an integral part of the NYT systems that they went
    all the way of creating a kick-ass profiler for it.

So even if the NYT didn't care about the attribution anymore (I have no
idea if they do or don't), it would still be beneficial for the Perl
world to keep it, IMO.


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