Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
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
Please let me know,
IIRC it was removed for other reasons. I seem to remember that it was
problematic as few used the base perl, most used the port build which
was often installed as a dependency anyway. I viewed it as a good thing
as I always ended up installing a module or two, or six, from ports.
No unused perl install, no issues with software getting confused about
which perl to run, no need for... what was that command to use the port
perl instead of the base perl? I cannot remember anymore.
Don't tell me I'm driving the cart!
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