[ic] Perl bundled modules assumptions patch

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Mon Mar 1 08:43:10 UTC 2010

Jon Jensen wrote:
> Folks,
> As the years wear on, Perl comes bundled with more and more standard 
> modules that once were optional. The current development version of 
> Interchange requires Perl 5.8.5, and because of that there are at least 
> three modules which can now be assumed to be installed if Interchange 
> runs at all:
> Digest::MD5
> MIME::Base64
> Storable
> Those were standard at least as far back as Perl 5.8.3 (according to 
> perlmodlib).
> Attached is a patch that removes the extra checks and a fallback 
> behavior Interchange has in case those modules are missing.
> Can anyone think of any downside to applying this patch? Are there other 
> modules that should get the same treatment?

That makes sense to me. What about upgrades from catalogs running
without Storable?


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