Subject: Re: Packages for NetBSD (Was: Why are there two 4.4BSD dev. groups)
To: None <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1995 03:48:56
"Perry E. Metzger" <>  wrote:
 > 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.

Perl? What's Perl?

Actually, I've heard about it, and I think I've even seen some of the
input.  I won't comment that it looked like when I saw it
so don't worry.

However, I used to do all of my sys_admin type duties without it, and
I still manage to survive quite well without Perl.

I don't agree with "Perl isn't a luxury any more -- its a basic tool".