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Re: [ANNOUNCE] ExtUtils::MakeMaker 6.25_06

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Michael G Schwern
January 3, 2005 11:47
Re: [ANNOUNCE] ExtUtils::MakeMaker 6.25_06
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On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 12:49:33PM -0500, wrote:
> I am trying to imagine what utility there is in having
> a dependence on /unix/path/to/xsubpp inside the Makefile.
> Perhaps if you were hacking on xsubpp it might be helpful, but
> even if you were doing that I'd argue that your time would be
> better spent starting off running the
>    perl Makefile.PL
> command and not relying on a dependence upon xsubpp to trigger
> your module/extension rebuilds for you.  I could be missing
> something here though (???).

Its probably exactly that, someone was doing some xsubpp hacking in the
core and wanted things to neatly rebuild on each edit.  I don't see the
harm in it and it makes some sense for core development.

> -XSUBPPDEPS = @tmdeps \$(XSUBPP)
> +XSUBPPDEPS = @tmdeps

Was it really necessary to remove it dependency to get it to work?

Michael G Schwern
Put a big enough engine on it and even a brick will fly.  

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