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H.Merijn Brand
May 24, 2013 09:51
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On Fri, 24 May 2013 12:06:49 +0300, Alexandr Ciornii
<> wrote:

> Hello
> 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.

For extremely simple and easy things I also still use CGI, but I still
vote for CORE-removal. CPAN is good-enough. Really.

The core decision is not to deprecate CGI as a module, it is trying to
remove the bundling with CORE.

> > 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
> installed.
> > 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.

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
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