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Andy Dougherty
September 11, 2002 05:36
Re: Backport done
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On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, H.Merijn Brand wrote:

> And wouldn't folded sorting be more DWIM?
> # Get the list of symbols.  Be sure this is up to date!
> # (I run the U/mksample script first to be sure.)
> open(WANTED, "sort -f $PWD/Porting/|") || die "$0: open $PWD/Wanted: $!\n";
>                    ^^

It might DWYM but not DWIM :-).  (Case distinction is one of my (many) pet
peeves.  If I hadn't wanted an upper case letter, I wouldn't have gone to
the extra work of pushing the "Shift" key down to get it.)  However, it's
your call, do as you wish.

> All my diff's so far seem to be mostly repositioning due to different sorts.
> Above might unify that

Perhaps.  Units do tend to get shuffled around as Configure is generated
on different systems.  The exact order is underdetermined by the 
dependencies.  The order used is then determined by the particular make
program (or is it tsort, I forget now) used by metaconfig to generate
Configure.  Don't worry about it.  Once you get your first patch in
reshuffling things, subsequent ones won't do so much reshuffling.
(Unless, of course, you move a unit from the standard 'dist' location over
to perl's 'private' U directory, in which case it (and all its dependents)
might move around a lot again.)

    Andy Dougherty

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