Subject: Re: Packages for NetBSD (Was: Why are there two 4.4BSD dev. groups)
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/09/1995 14:13:28
Ted Lemon says:
> On the other hand, you can't make that argument for perl.   There's a
> good, solid reason for wanting perl in the base distributiun: if it's
> there, I can use it to write install scripts.   If it's not, I can't.

Ditto. Perl isn't a luxury any more -- its a basic tool. If just one
thing could be installed by default, I'd make it Perl.