As am I, I purposely left it out to keep the post more to the point.
I'm writing a pre-packaged community website engine that'd I'd like to eventually distribute. I'm aiming for a very easy to use system, and very easy to read code. It should be as easy to set up, and require as little technical know how, as GreyMatter, MoveableType, Blogger and ilk.
I figured to this end I should avoid -relying- on any non-core modules, or cron, which in my Host Hopping adventures hasn't seemed to be so universally available.
This engine of mine supports a variety of plugins, like a chatroom modifier that uses Chatbot::Eliza, and advanced users will probably prefer an option to tie the software into cron. I still want a substitute coded in by default.
I have cron, I use cron, cron is good. But I think a less efficient/accurate mimic in my software would encourage wider use. Don't hesitate to let me know if you have a better point.