Circumstance leading up to removal of perl from base?

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
Fri Jun 20 23:15:07 UTC 2008

Hello all,

I know it was a long time ago, but I was talking with a co-worker about 
why perl was removed from the base in v5 -- I seem to recall a discussion 
on some mailing list about either the number of arguments or the format of 
the arguments and/or output of a base perl function having changed between 
5.005 and 5.6.1.

Thing is, that's a very vague thing to try to google for, and I can't seem 
to find it.  Are there any old-timers who remember the system call in 

Please let me know,

-Dan Mahoney


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