File::Slurp is good, and I use it frequently. However, this module is substantially faster, which makes it valuable for some use cases.
Florian, this is very exciting. I did some extensive performance and safety tests and it passed with flying colours.
Thanks to you and to Martin Sustrik!
Excellent work; this is simplifying and improving my operational Perl management processes.
Your talk at SVPerl was also excellent; thanks!
Michael, looking forward to giving this some heavy use. Thank you so much for making this!
This is a vote of general support and enthusiasm. It requires bravery to re-implement the functionality of a sacred cow. 'cpan' and its neighbors has been and will continue to be a fabulous software, responsible for a lot of Perl's success over the years.
But sometimes it's good to have a simplistic, very functional and interesting youngster about to shake things up.
Thanks Tatsuhiko for this and the other 192 modules you have put on CPAN!