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Binary compatibility of extensions (was Auto-install on -language)

February 9, 2001 05:38
Binary compatibility of extensions (was Auto-install on -language)
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This was posted on -language about packaging scripts/modules in a kind of a
zip file, for easy automated installing. This issue was brought up:

Branden wrote:
> Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > on perl 5 different configure options generate different binaries.
> Can this be standardized somehow? Perl 6 binary level compatibility, for
> extensions? In a way that distributing binary modules would be at least
> possible? It's already a big trouble to consider the various different
> os/cpu combinations, configure options is not feasible at all! Compilers I
> can take, I don't actually expect gcc/MS VC++ generating compatible dlls,
> althought I think it could be possible...

Probably a subject to discuss on -internals, right?

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