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Bohan, Larry
June 14, 2002 10:08
RE: another snapshot today (was RE: possible VMS v5.5 fix...)
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while we're here, could one of y'all perhaps 
elaborate on the choice of "-Dusedevel" ? 

Is it mostly to step past/skip warnings inre 
"this is a dev kit, beware"?  or ...?


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 10:00 AM
To: Craig A. Berry
Subject: Re: another snapshot today (was RE: possible VMS v5.5 fix...)

Craig Berry wrote:

!It assumes the kit is in your top-level directory and if you have MMS
!rather than MMK you'll need to change that, but I'm sure the
!experienced DCL hackers who've been posting test results lately will
!have no trouble modifying this as necessary.  Here's the procedure:

I could not resist the invitation:

---;-1      Fri Jun 14 12:45:36 2002
+++   Fri Jun 14 12:47:15 2002
@@ -15,8 +15,12 @@
 $ show process/accounting
 $ configure_step:
 $ set default [.perl]
+$ if f$type(mmk) .nes. ""
+$ then build_cmd := mmk
+$ else build_cmd := mms
+$ endif
 $ @configure -"Dusedevel" " -"des"
 $ show process/accounting
-$ mmk
-$ mmk test
+$ 'build_cmd'
+$ 'build_cmd' test
 $ exit

I would by the way recommend invoking vmstar with:

$ vmstar/extract/verbose/date_policy=none 'tarfile'

and note that a lot of folks simply have 'tar' as the
foreign command rather than 'vmstar'.

Note also that the "-Dusedevel" parameter to @configure
is no longer necessary now that patchlevel.h has an even
numbered PERL_VERSION:

#define PERL_REVISION   5               /* age */
#define PERL_VERSION    8               /* epoch */
#define PERL_SUBVERSION 0               /* generation */

I would nonetheless recommend retaining the "-Dusedevel"
for build_devperl once the devel version is started.

By the way, perhaps the Smoke script could be adapted
for testing out several config options on VMS?

Peter Prymmer

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