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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 24, 2000 17:06
Re: Working Group Proposal
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In message <>, horos writes:

>Right now, the keywords/functions are immutable. You get all of them, whether
>you like it or not. Say you have an application for perl where the only thing
>you need is 'open' and 'close', along with a simplified array/hash 
>implementation with limits on the size of the arrays. IMO, you should be able
>to configure at compile time:
>Include keyword 'open' in perl library? [y]
>	Include support for 'http' in 'open' [y]
>	Include support for 'ftp' in 'open' [y]
>	Overload 'open' with other support (https, etc)? [n];

In that case, you should probably also be able to include these things at
runtime as a module, per linux kernel configuration options. Otherwise
you have to tell people "open("http://..."), but you have to recompile
perl to use that", which IMO would be less than desirable.

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