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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 integ

    • The entire mandate of this distribution is that it comes with a compiler built in by default.

      If you do not want a compiler in your Perl distribution, ActiveState makes an excellent Win32 Perl distribution that can meet your needs.

      Further, as dagolden mentions, "each little release" only applies during alpha, and I'm afraid we're going with simplicity here.

      Once we get to production releases, we expect there to only be one release per Perl release. So it adds 10meg of extra download per 6 months.

      I don't see a
      • The entire mandate of this distribution is that it comes with a compiler built in by default.The entire mandate of this distribution is that it comes with a compiler built in by default.

        I am talking about upgrades... You're not suggesting people should upgrade to ActivePerl, are you?

        I don't see an obvious way to do what you want

        Well, you could have a package with compiler, and the same package but without compiler, for the people who already have the latter.