>>>>> "WB" == Whit Blauvelt <email@example.com> writes:
WB> Perl5 is at a point where it installs well on all platforms
Well, it's certainly more portable than perl4 ever was.
WB> and it's certainly available from every major ftp site.
There exist perl.com and perl.org. Anyone that can't find it is daft.
WB> What point would there be in _not_ requiring it?
Backwards compatibility. The promise has always been perl4 until 2.0. the
question has always been when.
Honestly, I never would have proposed this if it hadn't turned out to be so
incredibly easy. I just wanted something to parse the header for me; all
of the MIME processing sort of fell out for free.