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From: Andy Dougherty
August 30, 2001 11:21
Message ID: Pine.SOL.firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Nathan Torkington wrote:
> We're about to have a tarball of basic interpreter source (no compiler
> yet, only an assembler). Dan's already run into portability problems,
> and once it comes out we're going to need to start working on the
> configuration and build system.
Could you give some examples?
For the time being, it might be useful to use the existing perl5
installation to bootstrap the perl6 build somehow. Medium and long term,
that's a really terrible maintenance plan, but short term it's probably
not too bad.
I know one hope bandied about was a portable "microperl" that could be
used to write Configure.plx or some such. However, the following entry in
- some of the uconfig.sh really needs to be probed (using cc) in
buildtime: (uConfigure? :-) native datatype widths and endianness
come to mind
makes me wonder how feasible that hope is.
Andy Dougherty email@example.com
Dept. of Physics
Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042