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Jarkko Hietaniemi
January 28, 2003 08:04
writers wanted: README.{osx,linux}
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I think at least the above potential READMEs have been suggested.
No, I'm not going to write either one: I was kind of hoping someone
else would, that's why this reminder... :-)

Suggested topics:

	- dyld warnings (aka how to install
	Perl 5.8.0 without stomping over Apple's
	5.6.1, and how to live with fink's...)
	- Berkeley DB: ...
	- mentioning CamelBones et al
	- mentioning BBEdit et al?

	- beware of glibc x.x.x since its malloc is dog slow
	- "built-in" or whatever that was with some gcc and Perl 5.8.0
	- other known problems in some Linux distributions...?
	- ...

... and more can be found from perl58delta (the perldelta of 5.8.0).
For the OS X installation sagas, visit the archives.
Do note that whatever you write shouldn't be bound to one Perl, OS,
compiler, or libraries release: think both backward and forward in
time.  (E.g. "optimization known to broken with gcc a.b.c, but
expected to be fixed in gcc a.b.d".)

Jarkko Hietaniemi <> "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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