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Re: Why the alarmism? (was: What happened to the whole "smallcore" idea?)

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Peter Rabbitson
October 29, 2012 04:10
Re: Why the alarmism? (was: What happened to the whole "smallcore" idea?)
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On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:43:52AM +0100, demerphq wrote:
> If you feel that this feature is insufficiently thought out could you
> please summarize the feature as proposed, and the issues that emerge
> around it on some kind of wiki somewhere?
> Then you can point everyone to the wiki and we can all read it and
> review the issues and respond to them in some kind of crowd sourced
> specification proposal?

I strongly believe that such course of action is not constructive, 
regardless of whether it is led by me or someone with actual experience 
in this area. I will quote myself from [1]:

Without a case study of this feature all we have are dueling levels of 
technical and design experience attempting to predict what lies behind a 
particular singularity. This is no way to judge the impact and fitness 
of new features. For that one needs a study. Such a study has never 
taken place, as the feature has never appeared on CPAN in anything even 
resembling its current form.

> Switching to a different medium I think would remove a lot of the
> emotion from this process.

Yes, this medium is called CPAN. Moreover some of my opponents and the 
author of the proposed feature himself are already converging on this 

I have no desire to derail this feature (even though I am firmly in the 
"probably a good idea" camp). I just want to see it done without 



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