"Jose Pedro Oliveira" <jpo(a)di.uminho.pt> writes:
A couple of question and notes about the above lines:
1) *HiRes* => perl-Time-HiRes
Do you agree in bringing Time::HiRes back to the perl core
Perl 5.8 has been having a pretty fast release cycle with
the pumpkin manager Nicholas Clark: a new release almost every
four months (although I remember reading somewhere - maybe in
the perl5-porters mailing lists - that they were planning in
increasing the time between new 5.8 releases to 6 months).
Yeah, this makes sense, given the faster turnaround of the 5.8 series
lately. Too bad this wasn't the case of 5.8.1, else RHEL3 would have
a better perl :(
2) *Filter* => perl-Filter and perl-Filter-Simple
The removal of Filter files causes similar problems
3) *NDBM* => /dev/null ?
Why has this module been erased? As far as I can tell
there is no external perl module being packaged with NDBM.
It was removed because it really isn't necessary; there is DB_File
which does the same, and on Linux, NDBM is just GDBM anyway, which is
part of perl. This reduced the confusion and magic of the NDBM module
since ndbm varies from platform to platform, making portable files
Chip Turner cturner(a)pattern.net