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That was a conversation that was finished 18 months ago. I'm not sure that anything can be gained by rehashing it. The best we can do is deal with the consequences.

The discussion is at http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/ms... if you want the full details. But ultimately, I think they decided that having the module in the core was tantamount to a recommendation for its use.

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