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Re: Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Sep 12, 2003 at 13:51 UTC ( #291046=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source

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.

Abigail


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Re: Re: Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source
by liz (Monsignor) on Sep 12, 2003 at 14:21 UTC
    You're right. I guess I'm still living in the 5.00503 era mentally ;-)

    Liz

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