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Alexandr Ciornii
May 24, 2013 09:07
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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2013/5/24 Ricardo Signes <>:
> 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.

Many people still use programs that use, for ex. from NMS
collection. And is easiest to start with.

>  Finally, if you need CGI, it's easy to install
> after installing perl, just like everything else we've dropped from the core
> distribution.

It would not be easy to do on web hosting which does not has
possibility of installing modules from CPAN. Also currently
requires FCGI which requires compiler which frequently is not
> 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.

I use CGI::Applications (mostly for old programs), it uses
Also if I need a very simple web program, I use directly.

Alexandr Ciornii,

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