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Re: More missing CORE header files on VMS

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Brad Hughes
April 11, 2003 12:43
Re: More missing CORE header files on VMS
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> Do you want to retain the ability to run the source tree as your PERL_ROOT
> or would it be OK to break that?  Is this destined for 5.8.1 or later?

Why break this?  I have many "installed" perls, choosable via on-the-fly
redefinition, at process, job, or group levels, of PERL_ROOT.

Actually, I've never understood the purpose of a separate "install" directory,
especially with disk space so cheap.  Is it so you don't have to rebuild
and reinstall noncore modules?  Wouldn't one *want* to rebuild, retest and
reinstall noncore modules with a new build of perl, especially in production
environments?  I actually require it.


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