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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ... I was told Python fixed all of Perl's faults, but when I looked the module system was banannas, and that was where I most wanted changes. (Don't get me wrong: Perl's system is great as is. I just thought the "innovative" Pythoners would have learned from Perl's "mistakes" and have a really slick system.)

    Nat's right. If rapt/rpkg looks good, we steal it. Rewritten in Perl of course.

    We need an ultraflexible apt-like module install system running over CPAN. Modules need to be self-contained tarballs that can be dropped into the Perl core unchanged to create custom distributions (almost there; too many interactive Makefile.PL's). It needs to be possible to install multiple versions of a module in a system identical to the way UNIX does shared libraries, similar to what I described elsewhere on this site about hardwiring all my programs to perl5.6.1.

    But, I'm rambling. It's all IMHO. What we have now is spectacular. I'd like to see it even better.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers