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Peter Rabbitson
October 30, 2012 03:17
Re: What happened to the whole "small core" idea?
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On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 08:29:23AM +0100, Johan Vromans wrote:
> Ricardo Signes <> writes:
> > * Peter Rabbitson <> [2012-10-26T10:41:14]
> >
> > I don't this is really a general tendency on p5p. I think that some
> > people want a new feature for X, some for Y, some for Z, and if you OR
> > all those desires together, it looks like we're opening our arms to
> > all kinds of new things. On the other hand, the person who wants X
> > doesn't want anything else, the one pining for Y will fight X and Z
> > tooth and nail, and the Z backer will, he swears to God, fork perl
> > before he lets you add W.
> Basically, what is missing, is a good and generic extension mechanism so
> it is possible to implement X, Y, Z, and W in separate modules. There
> has been done a lot of work on this but (apparently) it is still not
> mature to the extent that people can implement the desired functionality
> this way.
> I don't know the perl internals well enough to make reasonable
> estimates, but my guess is that it would take less effort to create such
> a generic extension mechanism than it takes to continuously discuss
> (fight over) new features.


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