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May 24, 2013 08:15
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On 24 May 2013 08:46, H.Merijn Brand <> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 May 2013 19:50:55 -0400, Ricardo Signes
> <> wrote:
>> 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



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