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Nicholas Clark
January 31, 2005 06:58
Re: [perl #33948] configure checking echo
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On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 11:28:05AM -0600, Stephen wrote:

> Anyway, these are just ideas to put out there to make you more aware of the 
> details if at any time it seems feasible to make Configure Windows 
> friendly. Right now there is not much of a push for it in the Linux 

No-one on the perl5-porters mailing list is going to object to the principle
of making Configure more portable (although it won't all be plain sailing,
as specific changes to the implementation may raise concerns, given that
"more portable" implies "not breaking existing platforms")

However, I'm unaware of anyone on the list using msys, and as everyone
working on perl5 is volunteering, there's no reason why the existing
contributors to the core have any reason to initiate making Configure work
better with msys. Hence if improvements are to be made, they need to be
promoted by someone with a direct interest in them, such as a user of msys
who will benefit from it.

No push doesn't mean hostility. It just means that everyone has more than
enough existing things to do with their free time.

Nicholas Clark

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