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Re: [perl #60738] Something missing in Config(3perl)

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Reuben Thomas
November 23, 2008 06:59
Re: [perl #60738] Something missing in Config(3perl)
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On Sun, 23 Nov 2008, H. Merijn Brand via RT wrote:

> 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.

That is unclear for two reasons:

1. Normally, one quotes something. It looked to me as though something was 

2. The quotes are not Perl quotes.

I suggest you write "The value is the empty string and is not useful."

> 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>

Absolutely no need, just fix the docs.

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