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Because I've lately been good at starting vigorous debates one more won't hurt that much any more :-) I'd like to open the discussion whether there is stuff in CPAN that is useful enough to move to the standard distribution for Perl 5.6. This is of course an open challenge for everybody to start preaching for their favorite piece of software, against everybody else's, and/or start arguing whether we should be adding any more bloat to the distribution, isn't it big enough as it stands, shouldn't we rather revive the Perl SDK project, et cetera. The herald has opened the games, the arena is yours. Just for the heck of it I propose Unicode::Map8 (this was already agreed at the TPC3 p5p moot) Time::HiRes definitely, XML::Parser (what's the relation of this and libxml-perl?) LWP (+ required HTML::XXX) very probably (I don't do much *ML myself but many people seem to do), and it may be that at least the getrlimit,setrlimit parts of my own personal hobby horse (though I've neglected that for ages now...) BSD::Resource may be useful with the large file support (setrlimit(RLIMIT_FSIZE, RLIMIT_INFINITY)). -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
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> I'd like to open the discussion whether there is stuff in CPAN that is > useful enough to move to the standard distribution for Perl 5.6. > > Just for the heck of it I propose > > Unicode::Map8 (this was already agreed at the TPC3 p5p moot) > Time::HiRes
Time::HiRes has some VMS issues, FWIW. (Not that I *object*, mind. Just a datapoint) Show quoted text
> definitely, > > XML::Parser (what's the relation of this and libxml-perl?) > LWP (+ required HTML::XXX)
Might as well add in libnet too, though that might make the inital configuration a bit trickier. I'd also propose one of the Taint modules from CPAN, either mine or Tom Phoenix's. (For the core I'd prefer mine, as it's XS, but Tom's is pure perl and installable places that don't have a C compiler handy) Dan
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Time::HiRes probably doesn't work in a lot of places (including Mac OS) yet. -- Chris Nandor mailto:pudge@pobox.com http://pudge.net/ %PGPKey = ('B76E72AD', [1024, '0824090B CE73CA10 1FF77F13 8180B6B6'])
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Well, I'd personally like to see LWP and DB_File in the core. -- Chris Nandor mailto:pudge@pobox.com http://pudge.net/ %PGPKey = ('B76E72AD', [1024, '0824090B CE73CA10 1FF77F13 8180B6B6'])
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> At 7:59 -0700 1999.09.08, Dan Sugalski wrote:
> >Time::HiRes has some VMS issues, FWIW. (Not that I *object*, mind. Just a > >datapoint)
> > Time::HiRes probably doesn't work in a lot of places (including Mac OS) yet.
Hmmm, I'd forgotten about some of the other ports. I expect this info's available on all the platforms--it's just a matter of digging it out. It probably ought to go in anyway--it's not like those of us on non-Unix platforms have anything better to do with our time... :-) Dan


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