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Andy Dougherty
January 9, 2009 05:29
Re: merging make_ext and make_ext_cross
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On Fri, 9 Jan 2009, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> Is there any reason why core should run a single shell script as part of the
> build process once miniperl has been linked?

There is no compelling reason.  make_ext mostly reflects the fact that at 
the time, having just spent several months deeply involved in that massive 
shell script known as Configure, I was much more comfortable writing shell 
scripts than perl programs!  (It also reflects that neither DOS/Windows 
3.1 nor VMS compatibility was on my mind, and my bias that if you're 
mainly going to just run a few external programs anyway, sometimes a shell 
script is the right tool, under Unix.)

    Andy Dougherty

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