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H.Merijn Brand
April 9, 2018 21:28
Re: When is $Config{archname} different from -v output?
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On 12 Mar 2018 00:25:15 -0000, Father Chrysostomos <>

> In commit 46807d8e80 in 2008 a comment was added to the -v test about
> how on some platforms, such as DG/UX, $Config{archname} differs from
> the arch name in perl -v output, suggesting that such special cases
> be removed.
> Later, when DG/UX support was removed, the comment was changed to say
> 'There may be build configs where this test will fail', still suggest-
> ing that special cases be removed.
> Are there still any such special cases (of the archname in perl -v
> output being different from $Config{archname})?  If not, we can delete
> that comment (which is confusing and made me spend time digging).

If not, now is the time to set the new rule that it should not.
I'm in favor

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
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