Subject: Re: Package discussion.
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/11/1995 16:09:29
[ On Mon, January  9, 1995 at 15:15:13 (-0800), Ted Lemon wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Package discussion. 
> However, I still think there's a reason to be having this discussion,
> particularly wrt perl:  I don't want perl as an add-on that I can't
> count on - I want it in the same part of the distribution that
> includes /bin/sh, so that I can count on it at install time.

IMHO, if you have *basic* system stuff to accomplish, then it should be
written with *basic* system tools (i.e. C code or /bin/sh scripts), and
you should *not* rely on big, complex, changing, tools like perl.

						Greg A. Woods

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