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H.Merijn Brand
May 24, 2013 12:22
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On Fri, 24 May 2013 14:03:47 +0200, Johan Vromans
<> wrote:

> "H.Merijn Brand" <> writes:
> > The core decision is not to deprecate CGI as a module, it is trying to
> > remove the bundling with CORE.
> Never underestimate the benefits of being a core module.

I don't

> As a core module, is guaranteed to be there, and it will work.
> If you want something quick and simple, is the obvious choice.

I already hit this situation with Text::Soundex. Is still stand behind
my vote.

> As a CPAN module, you'll have to install it yourself, if you can, and
> there's no guarantee it will work. 

Or install it as a prepackaged distribution asset. Most if not all
vendors have *a lot* of perl packages as prepacked rpm/deb/sd/whatever
available. It might even be an even higher guarantee to work in your

If you use perlbrew in order not to mess with system-perl this problem
doesn't exist at all.

If you depend on a hosting provider, having perl without *any*
web-support is useless, so the provider will have to do something

> And, if you want something quick and simple, use CPAN search and find
> yourself drowned in houndreds of CGI handling modules. Good luck finding
> one that suits your needs. And works.
> The bottom line is: Do we want to ship perl such that it is easy to get
> started with simple web applications? If so we either need to include
> in the core, or put it on CPAN *and*make*sure*it*works.
> No change in maintenance burden.

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

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