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TITLE

Keep dump capability.

VERSION

  Maintainer: S. A. Janet <stosh@eskimo.com>
  Date: 30 Sep 2000
  Mailing List: perl6-language@perl.org
  Number: 358
  Version: 1
  Status: Developing

ABSTRACT

To simplify distribution of programs in binary form, support for dump should be kept.

DESCRIPTION

This would immensely aid distribution of code from one Linux, Windows, etc. machine to others without requiring all the recipients to be able to install Perl, compile and install modules required by the program, and configure their hosts so that Perl find the modules. There are also times when pre-loading and pre-processing large amounts of data are desirable.

IMPLEMENTATION

RFC 267 wants dump eliminated mainly because it is a common name for user subroutines, bit also because it can be accomplished with a kill signal. I really do not care if dump is renamed, but I believe keeping the capability is in perl's interest for greater acceptance and use.

REFERENCES

None.