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H.Merijn Brand
November 23, 2008 00:13
Re: [perl #60738] Something missing in Config(3perl)
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On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:29:16 -0800, " (via RT)"
<> wrote:

>  "mv"
>            From Loc.U:
>            This variable is defined but not used by Configure.  The value is a
>            plain ’’ and is not useful.
> A plain what?

What is unclear about "a plain ''"? It is an empty string.

> (The groff source is equally unhelpful, there really is nothing there.)

Correct. Nothing to see, please move on.

<longer explanation>
Configure uses 'dist' to generate Configure, and 'dist' defines 'mv',
but perl doesn't use it. I will not overrule the part of dist that
defines 'mv' just to make this unused variable go away.
</longer explanation>

H.Merijn Brand          Amsterdam Perl Mongers
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.10.x, 5.11.x on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00,
11.11, 11.23, and 11.31, SuSE 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3, AIX 5.2, and Cygwin. 

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