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Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/

Jarkko Hietaniemi
January 28, 2001 22:10
Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/
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On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 01:08:21AM -0500, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> 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).

Trivial?  *cough* *snigger*

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