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RE: [perl #120365] WinCE build instructions

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November 9, 2013 06:31
RE: [perl #120365] WinCE build instructions
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> From: bulk88 via RT [] 

> . 50% 
> of what is in that document is wrong. Makefile.ce does NOT 
> try to build a desktop Perl now (good luck building a desktop 
> miniperl with "MSVCDIR         = D:\MSVStudio\VC98" (from 
> Makefile.ce)). I decided that is just too complicated and 
> insane to do. Calling the Desktop Makefile from Makefile.ce 
> is also asking for trouble since desktop Makefile might be 
> 100% unedited by the user.

the idea was not to edit desktop "" at all, rather have
it called from BAT with environment variables configured 
properly, it worked, and it wasn't asking for troubles ;)

however - the way of having perl outside and using it for the build
indeed could be some easier.

yeah, and environment variables in said BAT files indeed were a
mess, unfortunately, ...

> 25% of what is in that documented is untested by me. "The 
> following Win32-Methods are built-in:" totally wrong since 
> "Win32" was deCOREd and CPANed, well there is legacy fallback 
> Win32CORE, but IDK/dont remember if its compiled in or not on 
> CE Perl. So only 25% of what is in README.ce is true I would say.

some of Win32:: subs are in core and implemented in ./win32/win32.c 
and you know that :)

all in all, thanks a lot for spending your valuable skills in improving all of
these builds, and please proceed with whatever sane implementation,

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