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H.Merijn Brand
May 28, 2013 06:20
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On Tue, 28 May 2013 06:12:07 +0000, "Konovalov, Vadim (Vadim)** CTR **"
<> wrote:

> > From: Tatsuhiko Miyagawa [] 
> > (Fatpacker is an alternative to this to do the same thing, but only
> > required if you need a single file executable)
> thanks for letting know, its useful :)
> > 
> > [1] At this moment, installing requires FCGI which needs XS
> > binary to be built. As you can see on the thread I believe this will
> > be resolved soon so that it's not the case.
> FWIW is a single-file module, so it could be even slurped into the
> cgi script, (so 'fatpacker' even not needed) or just copied into current dir 
> and used from there.
> but - more to the point - IMO number of obsoleted modules should be 
> stripped from the core, not only CGI, nowadays these mostly are - DB 
> modules such as SDBM_File AnyDBM_File etc

I would agree with the sentiment that SDBM_File and ODBM_File are not
really state-of-the-art backends for tie-ing anymore, but they are
really different from CGI in the sense that the detection for the
libraries and include files is already well supported in Configure and
hints, and thus takes a huge burden of maintainers that might want to
keep these updated separately on CPAN. Both are not only XS, but also
need (a lot) of stuff on the system. Some systems are known for example
to have fake interfaces to these mimicked by similar interfaces.

> regards,
> Vadim.

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
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