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Mark Overmeer
August 31, 2011 13:38
Re: The future of POSIX in core
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* Chas. Owens ( [110831 19:28]:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:47, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:
> > 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.

According to Merijn, all configuration information for Perl-core, so
also everything needed for the POSIX module, is available via

He offers to add any library test to the configuration phase of Perl
itself... but it might be better to move all checks which are only
needed for into the dual-lifed POSIX itself: that would be
more flexible when we extend the support with a few hundred more

       Mark Overmeer MSc                                MARKOV Solutions                         

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