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From:
Tony Cook
Date:
July 28, 2016 05:33
Subject:
Re: [perl #128438] [Win32] 5.25.2 fails to build in ListUtil.xs
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20160728053256.GT22356@mars.tony.develop-help.com
On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:13:26PM -0700, Father Chrysostomos via RT wrote:
> On Wed Jul 27 21:47:22 2016, tonyc wrote:
> > On Thu Jul 14 09:53:22 2016, bulk88 wrote:
> > > For a cpan module to be in core, it already has special requirements
> > > for its build process. It can't require XS code.
> > 
> > Why not?  We can add dependencies between XS modules.
> 
> Aren’t all modules built with miniperl on Unix?

We have an (unneeded) dependency between Math::BigInt::FastCalc and
List::Util, the module does need to have a pure-perl alternate
implementation too.

A dependency on the XS implementation probably wouldn't work, since
static builds would have circular dependencies, I think.

Tony

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