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From:
Nathan V. Patwardhan
Date:
September 21, 2000 07:25
Subject:
Re: RFC 260 (v1) More modules
Message ID:
20000921102451.A18512@noopy.org
On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 09:08:49AM -0500, Garrett Goebel wrote:
: 
: I share Tom's view here. I think it would be a bad idea to distribute the
: source tarball for the Core Perl Distribution without documentation. Has
: anyone made a case for the size of download issue? I was under the possibly
: mistaken impression that this was a size of install thing.

I don't think that the documentation should be removed from the core
distribution, BUT I do think that there should be an "easter egg" that
allows people to build a Perl distribution without documentation or
whatever else they choose.  There have been times that I've
wanted/needed to build a "tinyperl" (even smaller than "miniperl" :-) )
and I've had to hack things significantly to Make It So.

If I was the only one who ever wanted to do this, I wouldn't have
brought it up, but since I'm sure that I'm not the only one... :-)

-- 
Nathan Patwardhan
nvp@noopy.org
"I'd love to be a Teamster, all lazy and surly." -- Homer Simpson


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