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Re: [PATCH] sub-Makefile.PL tweak for VMS

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Jarkko Hietaniemi
January 20, 2002 20:56
Re: [PATCH] sub-Makefile.PL tweak for VMS
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On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 10:49:42PM -0600, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> Something recently broke our ability to build extensions that run a 
> Makefile.PL in a subdirectory, such as SDBM_File does.  I found and 
> fixed the problem code (patch below) but I can't see how the 
> existing code ever worked nor what broke it.  The only thing I can 
> think of is that there was a scoping leak that compensated for 
> another bug and the fact that we now run the subsidiary Makefile.PL
> using "do" plugged the scoping leak and exposed the other bug (which 
> had to do with the fact that a command verb tests positive as an 
> absolute filename).

Thanks, applied.

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