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July 9, 2001 17:17
Re: VMS-style command quoting and MakeMaker
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On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 04:12:44PM -0700, Peter Prymmer wrote:
> Possible correction: on unix you'd likely see a list of files in a
> Makefile like so:
> 	alist$(O) of_object$(O) files$(O)
> that is, space separated.  On VMS _provided the list fits the 255 rule_
> they'd have to be comma separated.  If the list does not fit the 255 rule
> (and provided it is something suitable for the linker to work with, like
<really scarey stuff snipped>

You can keep that, too. ;)

> That sounds reasonable.  I cannot help but think that there may be a Unix
> && Shell && make-utility combination that might _not_ like C<"-I../lib">
> in place of C<-I../lib> command line quoting hence I think that 'talking
> to the system CLI' ought to be as well abstracted as will allow.

I'm not sweating the exceptions at this point, just trying to work
some flexibility back into the system.

PS  Give the alpha version on CPAN a shot, would you?

Michael G Schwern   <>
Perl6 Quality Assurance     <>       Kwalitee Is Job One

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