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Chas. Owens
August 31, 2011 12:28
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:47, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Mark Overmeer <> wrote:
>> I propose to start-off with the cleaned-up POSIX as dual-life for
>> 5.15. Then, invite the "CPAN" specialists of the missing compontents
>> to contribute their few lines of XS to the generic POSIX.xs, let it get
>> up-to-date.
> Sounds like a fine plan, but it would require some effort. Currently
> POSIX.xs can piggyback on perl's detection of various system functions
> and headers, if made standalone it needs to duplicate that.
> Fortunately, it's mostly something that has to be done only once.

Does that information live past the build phase of perl?  If not, it
probably should.  Then other things could piggyback off of it.

Chas. Owens
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