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November 23, 2021 18:19
Re: Pre-RFC: support https out-of-the-box
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> On Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 18:55:55 CET, Neil Bowers <>
> wrote:
> When you install Perl, although it comes with HTTP::Tiny, it doesn't support 
> https because HTTP::Tiny requires IO::Socket::SSL (which isn’t bundled with
> Perl). This means that and other tools can't make https mandatory,
> as when bootstrapping a new box you'll typically install perl then run cpan to
> first install Net::SSLeay and IO::Socket::SSL.

I love this idea and as a standalone, I support it as is, if feasible. However, if we do this, can we improve the overall experience of Perl?

One of the issue that I think Perl has is that we our presence is almost entirely in sysadmin tasks and web development. I can't comment on the former, but the latter also requires a few more modules to make Perl more natively useful. If nothing else, a fast JSON tool would be welcome (not the JSON::PP that is in core. That's very slow)

Also, some proper native readline support would be nice for a useful debugger. I assume Term::ReadLine::Gnu isn't bundled because of the licence, but my debugger is always broken when I first use it.


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