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Jarkko Hietaniemi
July 29, 2014 23:29
Re: maintainer wanted: Time::Piece
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On Tuesday-201407-29, 18:57, James E Keenan wrote:
> Notwithstanding Samuel's offer to take over maintenance of Time-Piece, I
> would like to ask:  Is there a compelling reason why this is distributed
> with core?

Probably no compelling reasons... but if I may offer some background

<blowing dust off frail scrolls>

Time::Piece was originally created to be more "human" interface to time 
functions than the C std library.  (Which sucks on so many levels.)  It 
was also conceived around the time when the initial perl6 spec process 
was going on: I forget exactly which way and in which order the ideas 
went, but the coupling was tight and not accidental.  I then added it 
some point (since the idea was to pick nice ideas off of perl6), but 
then removed it, since someone doubted adding it.  Then later I 
convinced some pumpking to add it back.

That concludes the history lesson.

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