25 Years of Perl

Aaron Crane perl at aaroncrane.co.uk
Tue Nov 20 10:44:27 GMT 2012

Dave Cross <dave at dave.org.uk> wrote:
> Quoting Chris Benson <chrisb at ccandc.org>:
>> Back before there were modules: the earliest version I used (3.something)
>> came with *2p utilities that were useful in their own right and enabled
>> bootstrapping knowledge from find, sed and especially in my case awk:
> Weren't those utilities only removed from Perl in the last couple of years?

a2p and s2p are still in blead today, and I'm not aware of a concrete
plan to move them out to CPAN.  But there were several Perl 4-era
libraries (getopt.pl, open2.pl, etc) that got removed from core in
5.16, and now live on CPAN in Perl4::CoreLibs.

Aaron Crane ** http://aaroncrane.co.uk/

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