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Andy Armstrong
January 7, 2008 15:35
Re: dtrace and Perl (again)
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On 7 Jan 2008, at 23:30, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> Good point.
> Default to on if -Dusedevel is present and dtrace is found, and off  
> otherwise?

Yup, that sounds reasonable. Although I don't actually know what the  
nominal effect of usedevel is :)

>> That's the other thing that attracted me to an explicit switch. Isn't
>> asking for dtrace support and having the build fail because it's not
>> available better than hoping for dtrace support and having it omitted
>> because we couldn't find the executable?
> Is it viable to probe for a working dtrace? Do we know what is  
> sufficient
> to make a test case that the broken ones reliably choke on?

Not yet. That's pretty much my next move.

> [Clearly get it in manually first, then worry about this. Plus  
> Merijn is busy
> with back porting currently so large Configure patches aren't a  
> great idea
> right now]

Yeah, I thought that. I'll probably hang fire on attempting to get it  
into Configure until he's finished that work.

Andy Armstrong, Hexten

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