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Todd Rinaldo
September 1, 2011 14:06
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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On Sep 1, 2011, at 3:34 PM, David Golden wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
>> Providing a full interface to POSIX:2008 is laudable, and should be
>> available. But having it in the core doesn't in itself aid installing
>> modules, and hence contradicts the goal of a minimal core.
>> Given that it would cause insane breakage to remove the current POSIX
>> module from core as it would break so much
>> [not sure how to do a popularity contest for it, but I suspect that
>> POSIX::_exit() is one of the most common uses]
> POSIX itself is used in various places.  I'm not sure how well the
> module install toolchain can do without at least some parts of it
> without some serious work. See quick-and-dirty analysis below (some
> are conditional uses, admittedly).

What about:

POSIX::Tiny (core)

/me runs and ducks for cover.

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