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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You’re saying it’d be easier to port your codebase to Perl 6 than to upgrade your perl to a version that supports autobox [cpan.org]? :-)

    • Except that if I distribute modules, I want to minimize the dependencies. How many times have people failed to install a module because they don't like the the number of dependencies, have an aversion to a particular dependency or can't risk upgrading a particular dependency? The dependency problem is a very real one in Perl 5 and suggesting (admittedly sexy) XS code to solve this problem seems like overkill :)

      A very tiny, lightweight embeddable utility would be nice here (yes, there's the risk of duplicate code, but at least I don't screw with other's installations).