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ольга крыжановская
September 7, 2013 16:09
Re: Goodbye to the 3b1
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Andy, did not the 3b1 had the disk mostly for swapping, and did the
remainder on a networked file system?


On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Andy Dougherty <> wrote:
> Inspired by the recent archaeology in old #ifdef's, I noted that perl
> still ships with hints files (and a replacement compiler script!) for
> the AT&T Unix PC (aka 7300 or 3b1).  That script won't work anymore,
> since the compiler didn't understand ANSI C.  I'm pretty sure the last
> successful build I had on that platform was 5.001m.
> Normally, I think we ought to put in a "will-be-removed" type notice in
> one version, and then actually remove it in the next, but in this case
> I think that's just wasting time.  The beefiest 3b1 only had 2M of RAM
> (mine only had 1M) and a 67 MB hard drive (I think mine was 40 MB).
> You can't even unpack perl-5.18.0 on a disk that small, let alone build
> it in that little bit of RAM.  I think we removed the only 3b1-specific
> bits in Configure (a cppsymbols entry) about 10 years ago.
> In commit 7b0e9f1, I removed the 3b1 files, and also added appropriate
> entries to pod/perldelta.pod and pod/perlport.pod.  (This entailed
> starting a new EOL section in perlport for 5.20, which led to some
> additional churn.)
> --
>     Andy Dougherty    

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