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Re: Minor error in Porting/Glossary

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From:
Rafael Garcia-Suarez
Date:
January 27, 2003 01:49
Subject:
Re: Minor error in Porting/Glossary
Message ID:
20030127104918.5ee307ea.rgarciasuarez@free.fr
"H.Merijn Brand" <h.m.brand@hccnet.nl> wrote:
> On Sun 26 Jan 2003 21:49, Rafael Garcia-Suarez <rgarciasuarez@free.fr> wrote:
> > Porting/Glossary has :
> > 
> > xs_apiversion (xs_apiversion.U):
> >         This variable contains the version of the oldest perl binary
> >         compatible with the present perl.  perl.c:incpush() and
> >         lib/lib.pm will automatically search in $sitearch for older
> >         directories across major versions back to xs_apiversion.
> >         This is only useful if you have a perl library directory tree
> >         structured like the default one.
> >         See INSTALL for how this works.
> >         The versioned site_perl directory was introduced in 5.005,
> >         so that is the lowest possible value.
> >         Since this can depend on compile time options
> >         it is set by Configure.  Other non-default sources
> >         of potential incompatibility, such as multiplicity, threads,
> > 	                                                    ^^^^^^^
> >         debugging, 64bits, sfio, etc., are not checked for currently,
> >                    ^^^^^^ ? 
> >         though in principle we could go snooping around in old
> >         Config.pm files.
> > 
> > where the underlined points (at least) seem to be innacurate.
> > Merijn ?
> 
> Huh, me? I'm not the internals guy. Gimme a patch to this doc, and I'll apply
> it to the metaunit that defines it, after which I'll regenerate Glossery.

Well, in fact, pm_apiversion and xs_apiversion don't seem to be used in the
core. The variable inc_version_list is used for that purpose instead.
Remove .._apiversion ?

(and by the way Configure is documented to broke when 2-digits subversions
will be used, such as 5.10.0, see line 7475 in blead.)

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