The Problems of Perl: The Future of Bugzilla

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Sat May 12 19:42:18 UTC 2007

On Sat, 12 May 2007 21:16:45 +0200 "Jochen Wiedmann"
<jochen.wiedmann at> wrote:
> If so, then I really wonder about the rationale to replace the old
> framework for sending mails (as used in 2.22) with the new framework.
> I fail to see the advantage, but I clearly do see the disadvantage
> with the approximately 20 or so different modules for the simple
> purpose of sending mail.

	Hi Jochen.

	The new Email:: modules have a much simpler and more flexible
API, and they also offer much better error reporting (which was the
primary reason we switched). "undef error at line X in Carp" is usually
unhelpful (one of Mail::Mailer's standard errors).

	They also have much better APIs for parsing mails in

	However, I agree with you that the number of modules it brings
in as dependencies is a problem.

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