Circumstance leading up to removal of perl from base?

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
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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