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Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution

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May 24, 2013 08:42
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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Leon Timmermans wrote:
> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 1:50 AM, 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.
> AFAIK, it's in core because perl 4 shipped with all then-known
> libraries and CPAN wasn't founded until a year after perl 5 came out
> :-|

This is probably the reason it is still in.

+1 for removal

I don't use Perl for webhosting, so none of the CGI stuff or numerous DB 
modules I have ever used.

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