Circumstance leading up to removal of perl from base?
Dan Mahoney, System Admin
danm at prime.gushi.org
Sat Jun 21 06:28:48 UTC 2008
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
Yes I know how to use the OS, I'm more sking for historical rivia reasons.
>> 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.
> because it's not needed for programs in base system, but you have ports and
> always can install it.
> the rule is keep base system simple and small. it's BSD anyway :)
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