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Id: 63097
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Subject: Allowing partial build without some encodings
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Hi, Dan. I'm in discussion on perl5-porters and #p5p on ways we can streamline the installed perl to help Ubuntu/Debian packagers minimize the size of a "perl-minimal" package on the install media. Four encodings, Encode::JP/KR/CN/TW, together make up a substantial fraction of the disk size of a "stock" perl 5.12.2. (About 13% in my quick analysis.) Would it be possible for you to modify the Makefile.PL's to allow disabling certain encodings? If you can, we can add a Perl core Configure option to disable them for OS distributions that want to minimize the core. I think the only negative side effect would be that trying to use those encodings would fail, but that could be remedied by users installing a full perl package from their OS vendor or by installing Encode from CPAN. Please let me know if you think this is possible. It would be nice to get such a change made in time for Perl 5.14. Regards, David


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