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rearranging utils (Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases)

Craig A. Berry
February 3, 2012 02:31
rearranging utils (Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases)
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On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 09:41:36AM -0500, David Golden wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
>> >> > because perl already splits @INC to core / vendor / site, in different
>> >> > directories (and that's awesome). there's unfortunately only one bin
>> >> > directory. :-)
>> >
>> > But that's somewhat hard to solve, as the perl binary defines where @INC
>> > is (and can split it apart into as many directories as are needed), whereas
>> > the user's PATH determines which binaries are found.
>> I think it's "solvable" for vendor needs if we can more clearly
>> identify which scripts come from core and which come from dual-life
>> modules.  Right now, they're all jumbled in utils/.
> Aye, but I think that getting them out of there cleanly depends on
> untangling how VMS does its .com wrapping, and putting it in the same place
> (structurally) as the Win32 pl2bat wrapping. With that done, they sit very
> nice

I think that untanglement is done:


Other than that I think VMS would need essentially the same changes as
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