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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Could you please please please make the download of the compiler optional. I don't wish to download the same multi-megabyte compiler package again and again for every little upgrade of this Perl distro.
    • That's a great point. Please add that request to the RT tracker. However, keep in mind that this is just alpha 1 -- there may be some substantial changes along the way, not just "little upgrades".

      Generally, if we did the installation right, you won't need every little upgrade as a binary, you can just install new modules from CPAN. (Maybe the module "upgrades" will be released as a "Task" module to simplify that.)

      I imagine that new versions of the installer will mostly improve how the installer integrates the pieces with your operating system and for that we may need a fresh start entirely.

      We haven't even really begun to address upgradability at all. I.e. should everything in perl\site\lib be preserved? Should only some things be preserved? There is still a lot to figure out.