The code of most of the standard modules was originally written for Perl 5.0, possibly before that.
That's certainly not true. The uncompressed sources of 5.0
are approx. 5 Mb. 5.8.0 clocks in at over 53 Mb, which is
almost a doubling of 5.6.1 (less than 28 Mb). The increase
is size between 5.8.0 and 5.8.1-RC4 is about 5 Mb, the size
of the 5.0 distribution.
Sure, not everything
in the distribution is modules, but it does show the explosion
of modules in the standard distribution.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||