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PerlIO::gzip or PerlIO::via::gzip, that is the question?

I have been using PerlIO::gzip and it's come time to install the application on a new machine. I see there is now also PerlIO::via::gzip and that PerlIO::gzip has outstanding bugs and is four years old. But I've failed to find any indication as to when or whether to use one rather than the other.

Can the monks please enlighten me?

It's Monday morning and I have a cold, so my foo is not strong today. Please forgive me if I've missed something obvious.

In reply to PerlIO::gzip or PerlIO::via::gzip by Dave Howorth

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