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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


In reply to Re: Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source by Abigail-II
in thread Reasons for looking at your favourite module's source by liz

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