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Re: [perl #116915] require a "I know EBCDIC is threatened" switch toConfigure

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Jesse Luehrs
February 25, 2013 22:07
Re: [perl #116915] require a "I know EBCDIC is threatened" switch toConfigure
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On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 04:04:04PM -0600, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 3:49 PM, H.Merijn Brand <> wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:11:21 -0500, John Goodyear <>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> If anyone has a script they use to pull down, build and test Perl,   I can
> >> try to adapt it to z/OS.
> >
> > It is a CPAN module with good documentation and easy setup:
> >
> >
> >
> > You can then either start "manual" smokes, start them from a scheduler
> > like cron, or run a script that continuously runs smoke tests. The
> > choice depends on the speed of the system and the available system
> > resources
> But running a Perl module depends on having a port of Perl, which is
> the one thing he doesn't have (I don't *think* he does; it's possible
> a much older Perl for z/OS could be rustled up somewhere).
> My recommendation would be to do things manually for a bit and then
> automate those steps after they are refined.
> And I don't see the need to formally threaten to pull the plug on
> people just as they are getting started.  That could be construed as
> discouraging.

To be fair, we've been threatening to pull the plug for over a year now
(not "just as they are getting started"). The fact that rjbs decided to
actually encode this fact somewhere official at around the same time
that somebody else came along to offer to help is coincidental, as far
as I'm aware.


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