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Re: Re^2: BSD Says "Bye" To Perl

by clintp (Curate)
on May 11, 2002 at 14:28 UTC ( #165881=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: BSD Says "Bye" To Perl
in thread no more perl in BSD core

Even in the age of 160GB disk drives, very few of them are shipped from the manufacturer with BSD on them -- they have to be loaded from some media or another. The most common current choice is a CD-ROM which is fixed at ~600MB.

Having spend a small chunk of my career assembling OS distributions for dissemination: I can tell you that having an entire, working OS on the smallest whole-number of CD's possible is important. And on a 600MB CD, 26MB for a scripting language is a pretty hefty footprint.

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Re: Re: Re^3: BSD Says "Bye" To Perl
by ehdonhon (Curate) on May 11, 2002 at 14:54 UTC

    But they aren't removing it fro the CD, they're just removing it from the core, right?

    Update: Just sort of curious - what part of that question was deserving of somebody's -- ?

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