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[perl #33948] configure checking echo

James E Keenan via RT
December 29, 2017 13:37
[perl #33948] configure checking echo
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On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:58:18 GMT, nicholas wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 11:28:05AM -0600, Stephen wrote:
> > Anyway, these are just ideas to put out there to make you more aware
> > of the
> > details if at any time it seems feasible to make Configure Windows
> > friendly. Right now there is not much of a push for it in the Linux
> No-one on the perl5-porters mailing list is going to object to the
> principle
> of making Configure more portable (although it won't all be plain
> sailing,
> as specific changes to the implementation may raise concerns, given
> that
> "more portable" implies "not breaking existing platforms")
> However, I'm unaware of anyone on the list using msys, and as everyone
> working on perl5 is volunteering, there's no reason why the existing
> contributors to the core have any reason to initiate making Configure
> work
> better with msys. Hence if improvements are to be made, they need to
> be
> promoted by someone with a direct interest in them, such as a user of
> msys
> who will benefit from it.
> No push doesn't mean hostility. It just means that everyone has more
> than
> enough existing things to do with their free time.
> Nicholas Clark

There has been no correspondence in this RT in nearly 13 years.  Unless someone speaks up soon to argue for continued investigation of this issue, it should be closed.

Thank you very much.

James E Keenan (

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