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Andrew Dougherty
February 1, 2005 06:53
Re: [perl #33998] [PATCH] Support for GNU/kFreeBSD
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On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:

> H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> >
> > I cannot let you have a peek at the files that make the base of Configure.
> > There's almost 900 of them, in a special depot, to which only few have access
> It would be interesting to release them somewhere publicly (just in case
> some fools could be interested :) be it by dropping a tarball on CPAN or
> by setting up an svn mirror.

Oh there's no objection to releasing them publicly -- they aren't secret
at all -- it's just tedious to "take a peek" and rarely that useful.

For example, the metaconfig units for perl versions 5.003, 5.004, and
5.005 have all been available for many years on CPAN under my id (ANDYD).
I could count on the fingers of one hand the number of people who have
contacted me about them, and still have fingers left over :-).

It's just never seemed that worthwhile to set up any more complex public
distribution scheme since it'd be so rarely used.

    Andy Dougherty

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