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See replies below. On 5/30/06, Darren Duncan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
At 10:56 AM +0300 5/30/06, Amir E. Aharoni wrote: >but as my 2 cents, i'd like to point out that i was always pissed off >to read about fine modules in the Perl Cookbook and Damian's Best >Practices only to find out that i have to download them from CPAN.
>Rule of thumb: If a module is good enough to be recommended >by an important Perl book, then it should be considered for standard >distribution too.
As I recall, it is Larry's wish that the standard distribution for Perl 6 be quite small, so that people are encouraged to use CPAN. And I agree.
Part of this is accomplished by rolling a lot of the functionality of those modules into Perl 6 itself, rather than being extensions. Eg, the functionality of modules like 'Readonly' would be built-in.
... Which is great. I wasn't talking just about Readonly. A lot of the fine functionality of modules discussed in the animal books will indeed be built-in (or irrelevant!) in Perl 6, but by Perl 6.2 wonderful new ones will arise which will be recommended by wonderful future editions of the animal books. Also, mind that i'm presenting a user perspective, which is what this list is supposed to be.
Particularly, anything complicated and/or in an open-ended domain should be separate on CPAN. Modules for talking to databases (DBI), web servers (CGI, LWP),
As a user who also happens to be a perl advocate i think that a built-in-and-robust-but-not-too-big "connectivity bundle" - HTTP, LDAP, SNMP, SSH, DBI - will be great for telling people what a great glue Perl is. As a mere user i think that it will be quite useful too. As for CGI, it's really becoming less important with all the modern content management systems and can retire to CPAN.
processing complex things like dates and times (DateTime), and various other external things should remain separate.
Actually i'd love to see something like Perl5's Date::PCalc in the std distribution. In fact, i thought about trying to translate it to Perl6 as an exercise and was going to ask the list whether it would be a good idea (good mainly means "not redundant"). -- Amir Elisha Aharoni, http://aharoni.blogspot.com/ "We're living in pieces, I want to live in peace." - Thurston Moore ______________________________________________________ Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html -- Amir Elisha Aharoni, http://aharoni.blogspot.com/ "We're living in pieces, I want to live in peace." - Thurston Moore ______________________________________________________ Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html