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James E Keenan via RT
May 7, 2012 17:45
[perl #41656] microPerl
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On Thu Mar 01 11:08:42 2007, wrote:
> Hi to all
> Please create a small Perl distribution with the most importent
> features only.
> A lot of developers of embedded systems want to use Perl, but it is to
> big
> to burn it into the flash. Now we are running Linux and the Apache
> server on a
> hardware platform of the size of matchbox.
> The only thing we are missing is Perl for the CGInterface.
> PHP will offer a microPHP in the future, but PHP, Ruby or Ficl is is
> not realy what we want.
> Thx
> Willy

Then ...

On Tue Mar 20 15:59:13 2007, nicholas wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 11:55:12AM -0700, Jerry D. Hedden wrote:
> > > It's just another platform to PORT to
> > 
> > One problem with this is defining what would constitute a minimal perl
> > installation?  It's very much a judgment call.  Off the top of my head,
> > it should include whatever would be necessary to use 'cpan' and exclude
> > any modules that are not essential to perl but are available on CPAN
> > (e.g., Time::HiRes).
> I think that that was the consensus of a while ago. Minimal self-contained
> is perl + enough to run CPAN and install more.
> Ultra-minimal (the ultimate) is /usr/bin/perl (with DynaLoader) and rely
> on the OS package management to bring more.
> So in the end, "Minimal" wouldn't have :-)
> Now, there is no-one stopping anyone working on making one of these.
> So if people using small flash-based devices want one, they may wish to
> scratch their own itch, asking here for advice where necessary.
> Nicholas Clark

This request for a new way of building/distributing Perl is noted, but
there doesn't seem to be anything actionable for the Perl 5 RT queue.

I recommend that we close this ticket.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

via perlbug:  queue: perl5 status: open

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