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in reply to RFC: (Do Not) Modify the System Perl

The cons both strike me as partly to mostly false. If you use *anything* other than pure vanilla, feature-free Perl you’ll need to include the distribution or build it. RedHat’s brain dead 5.8 that had a slowdown of a thousand-fold on some kinds of object creation because they used their own non-standard build flags comes to mind. The packaging requirements are already more complex if you’re doing things right and if you’re already doing things right… then it’s not more complex. :P