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David Grove
April 4, 2000 17:24
Re: Ugly little beastie
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From: "Larry Wall" <>
To: "Nick Ing-Simmons" <>
Cc: <>; "Perl5-Porters@Perl. Org"
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: Ugly little beastie

> Nick is right, David is wrong.  Next question?
> Larry

None. By your word and by my trust in you I unconditionally surrender my
argument, and make apologies to those whom I have offended. If you, with all
that was said, can have faith in these people, then I will find that faith
myself, and trust your judgment.

Actually, Nick had me pretty much convinced anyway with that last email.
He's a bit hard on me sometimes, but has a way of patience and sincerity
about him that reaches me.

Nick, you misunderstood me a while back, about the MinGWin makefile. I know
that Win32-based perl compiles with MinGWin, but I read a post somewhere
that you were going to make a non-dmake version of the makefile for the
standard gnu make utility distributed with MinGWin nowadays. Did that go
anywhere? I'll be happy to go for it if you haven't had a chance to work
with it, I just don't want to reinvent the wheel if you've already done it.
I want CM/PM users to be able to compile their own extensions without having
to depend on a $$$ Microsoft compiler or having to set up dmake... i.e.,
using free tools only with standard, if not virtually "common", makefiles. I
think it could lead the way to really bringing to Win32 and make
compiled-module repositories obsolete. Actually, I'm hoping to make a "CPAN
Search and Install" feature in the IDE and toolkits themselves, and try to
newbie-proof them.

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