How much does standarisation(language standarisation) flies in the face of spirit (and practice) of perl?
I once had friend who avoided perl because 'there's no such thing as ANSI perl', and I think he had a point.
It would be nice to have such 'certfified', functional standard core. This would enable one to work on this core without constant contact and feedback from community.
For example, one could take 'ANSI Perl' book, a year off, go to a deserted island, and create mini-ponnie.
But, would it even be at all beneficial?
UPDATE: I'm not advocating starting formal ANSI costly comitee, I use 'ANSI Perl' as allegory.