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H.Merijn Brand
February 17, 2004 07:22
Re: {pm,xs}_apiversion
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On Tue 17 Feb 2004 16:07, Rafael Garcia-Suarez <> wrote:
> H.Merijn Brand wrote in :
> > 
> > I regenerated Configure.
> > 
> > l1:/pro/3gl/CPAN/perl-current 126 > grep _apiversion Configure
> > Exit 1
> > l1:/pro/3gl/CPAN/perl-current 127 >
> > 
> > Which proves that removing it there is enough.
> You mean, removing it from uconfig.h ?

Yes, that's what I mean. No changes to metaunits at all. Remove that part from
uconfig.h, regenerate Configure and the Porting files, and the base is done.

All OS specific files are handwork

> metaconfig is still amazing me.

That's why I like it :)

> > Now if noone objects, you should regenerate (I guess that I should) all the
> > other files, and manually remove the junk left from all the OS specific files
> > in vms, win32, etc
> yes, I think those variables are removable.

Also for the `old' stuff? Just gimme a "go" and it will be gone

> > And remember that everything 5.8.x and below still use Our set
> "Our set" ? I don't know whether those variables were actually used at all.

Nick and acme just copy the hints and Configure and friends, and it should
still work. With "Our" I mean "blead" and in the wider sense of the word, all
versions of perl still maintained.

To be honoust, most of my plans with the Configuration environment were bombed
by Jarkko, when he told me that all the old versions still used the same
environment, that's why the 5005threads are not removed from Configure

H.Merijn Brand        Amsterdam Perl Mongers (
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