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Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/

Nathan Torkington
January 28, 2001 22:16
Re: JWZ on s/Java/Perl/
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Jarkko Hietaniemi writes:
> > 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*

If it was trivial, Configure wouldn't need to exist--we could just use
hints files.  Lots of hints files.  One for each configuration, in
fact.  Hey Jarkko, I have an idea ... :-)

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