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Hi Monks, what is built in to perl dist these days that is meant to take the place of CGI.pm? Especially for the HTTP essentials like params and header?

Also whats with the apparent 'crusade' against CGI.pm? Removing it from dist is fine (great even), but it seems that someone is especially out to make it hard to even get installed. I had some older code to run and I noticed that:

  • Bigger dists (think Ubuntu) got CGI.pm on exclusion lists, even thought they package a pre-compiled version of pretty much everything on cpan. In particular its banned as a security threat?!
  • Someone seems to have 'minified' its build scripts on cpan. Previously I believe it had a mechanism that told you gcc/make wasn't installed. Now it just throws pages of errors that would be impossible to interpret for those who don't know about gcc/make.

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