Subject: Re: Packages for NetBSD (Was: Why are there two 4.4BSD dev. groups)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/1995 03:48:56
"Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 sendmail.cf 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".