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Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/

Michael G Schwern
January 28, 2001 22:08
Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/
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On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 11:54:13PM -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> The desire to know the name of the runtime platform is a misdirected desire.
> What you really want to know is whether function Foo will be there, what
> kind of signature it has, whether file Bar will be there, what kind of
> format it has, and so on, whether a feature Zog is present, or what
> is the value of parameter Blah.  Just knowing the name of the platform
> doesn't buy you a whole lot.

True, but you can't do any of all that without knowing the platform
accurately (nontrivial and requires core mod or XS).  Once that's
done, the rest is just a matter of extending File::Spec (trivial and
pure Perl).


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