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  • I don't get it. Last time I checked, expat was included in the XML::Parser distribution. Now I have to go fetch it myself? Why the regression? (I swear I remember being delighted when someone finally decided to include it; am I thinking of another module?)

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • A common problem people encountered with Expat was that Apache included it by default. So if you tried to load XML::Parser under mod_perl Apache would segfault with a symbol clash. So the right solution is for the system to include a shared libexpat used by everyone that wants it.

    Most Linux distributions provide Expat as a package and ActivePerl provides Expat in the distribution (PPM needs it). When I was using Solaris an HPUX, I found that binary packages were not hard to come by.

    PS: re the thanks