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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
February 12, 2004 02:27
Subject:
Re: Proposal to remove support for MachTen
Message ID:
20040211193537.GZ46380@plum.flirble.org
On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 04:56:54PM +0100, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> On Wed 11 Feb 2004 15:54, Dominic Dunlop <shouldbedomo@mac.com> wrote:

> > OK. Here's a patch against perl-current for Configure and 
> > README.machten. (pod/perlmachten.pod needs no attention, as it's simply 
> > a symlink to README.machten.) You should also remove the 
> > hints/machten.sh by hand. (Easier for me than persuading your patch 
> > program to do it, provided you've allowed it to!)
> 
> I propose the following:
> 
> 1. Leave Configure as it is, this also to simplify integration
>    to older versions, as Configure is still shared amongst all
> 2. Make hints/machten.sh exit with a warning for any perl
>    higher than 5.8.x. This exit will have the same effect as
>    you intended with the change to Configure: it won't build
> 3. Add a note to README.machten that 5.8.x is the last perl
>    to support machten and only apply that to 5.8.x and below
> 4. Replace the content of README.machten with the patch you
>    supplied for blead and up

I like all of this. In fact I was thinking about the last 2 points
when I read the previous message in the thread.

Nicholas Clark

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