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H.Merijn Brand
May 24, 2013 06:47
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On Thu, 23 May 2013 19:50:55 -0400, Ricardo Signes
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> I think it's time to seriously consider removing from the core
> distribution.  It is no longer what I'd point *anyone* at for writing *any*
> sort of web code.  It is in the core, as far as I know, because once it was the
> state of the art, and a major reason for many people to use the language.  I
> don't think either is true now.  Finally, if you need CGI, it's easy to install
> after installing perl, just like everything else we've dropped from the core
> distribution.
> In the past two years, all my interactions with have been to fix bugs or
> send pull requests to quiet it from making noise in the core.  I expect others
> here have had the same experience.
> Are there any arguments out there to compel me to feel otherwise about this?

I suggested removal of CGI back in 2001 (I checked). I see no reason
whatsoever to keep it in CORE  (other than people expecting it to be
in CORE)

++ for removal

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.17   porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE

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