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Re: for inclusion in core: Config::Perl::V

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David Golden
June 19, 2012 09:34
Re: for inclusion in core: Config::Perl::V
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On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
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> Since the smokers are likely to need to install this from the CPAN
> anyway for older perls wouldn't it make more sense not to put this in
> core, and instead just make sure we have the relevant Config::*
> plumbing needed to write modules like this?

Smokers generally want to install as little non-core stuff as possible
so we do want this in core.  Plus, I'd rather have *one* API than two.
 This really isn't any different than other dual-life modules than
have various fallbacks for older perls.  I haven't yet been shown that
the new perl-space stuff can provide what Config::Perl::V does as
nicely as it does.

Ultimately, I defer to Tux on this.  We originally asked "Tux, how can
you tell XXX about a perl's configuration?" and he said "You can't,
but I'll write a module to do it for you".  Whatever he says is the
right way to do it is fine with me.

-- David

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