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Steve Hay
September 10, 2011 13:17
Writable files in perl release tarballs
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Commit 378eeda70c (removing Borland compiler support on Win32) has
removed a file (win32/config_H.bc) from the list of 'writables' -- the
files which are made writable in perl release tarballs by

It has occurred to me that this might cause a problem when next
uploading a perl release if there is special handling in the PAUSE
indexer to allow certain files to be writable and the list is no
longer as expected.

I also notice that the list doesn't include the fairly recently added
win32/config_H.gc64 and win32/config_H.gc64nox files either, but also
doesn't include the older win32/config_H.vc64 file. Should they all be
added to the list? What is the purpose of it anyway? Presumably things
are working for people using those 64-bit compilers, so should we
actually remove the remaining win32/config_H.* (gc and vc) files from
the list instead if their presence there serves no purpose?

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