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H . Merijn Brand
July 12, 2001 10:31
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Small updates before 5.8.0 to reflect the latest situation

I can remember you posted some warning about vac 5.0.0 having an optimizer
problem. Can you confirm? If so, can you add the info here if appropriate?

--- /l1/pro/3gl/CPAN/perl-5.7.1/README.aix	Thu Jun  7 02:14:58 2001
+++ /i2/pro/3gl/CPAN/perl-5.7.1/README.aix	Thu Jul 12 19:25:42 2001
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
 upgrade to the latest available patch level. Currently:
-    vac.C	(5.0 is already available)
+    vac.C or
 Perl can be compiled with either IBM's ANSI C compiler or with gcc.
 The former is recommended, as not only can it compile Perl with no
@@ -33,7 +33,8 @@
 If you decide to use gcc, make sure your installation is recent and
 complete, and be sure to read the Perl README file for more gcc-specific
+details. Please report any hoops you had to jump through to the development
 =head2 OS level
@@ -59,7 +60,7 @@
 All defaults for Configure can be used.
 If you've chosen to use vac 4, be sure to run Older versions
-will turn up nasty later on.
+will turn up nasty later on. For vac 5 be sure to run at least
 Here's a brief lead of how to upgrade the compiler to the latest
 level.  Of course this is subject to changes.  You can only upgrade
@@ -139,19 +140,21 @@
 =head2 Using GNU's gcc for building perl
-... ?
+We're woking on this using gcc-3.0 ... (any input highly appreciated)
 =head2 Using Large Files with Perl
-... ?
+Should yield no problems.
 =head2 Threaded Perl
-... ?
+Threads seem to work OK, though at the moment not all tests pass when
+threads are used in combination with 64bit configurations.
 =head2 64-bit Perl
-... ?
+If your AIX is installed with 64-bit support, you can expect 64bit
+configurations to work. In combination with threads some tests might still fail.
 =head2 GDBM and Threads
@@ -169,6 +172,6 @@
 =head1 DATE
-Version 0.0.1: 16-10-2000
+Version 0.0.2: 12 Jul 2001

H.Merijn Brand    Amsterdam Perl Mongers (
using perl-5.6.1, 5.7.1 & 628 on HP-UX 10.20 & 11.00, AIX 4.2, AIX 4.3,
     WinNT 4, Win2K pro & WinCE 2.11 often with Tk800.022 &/| DBD-Unify

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