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June 14, 2002 10:17
RE: another snapshot today (was RE: possible VMS v5.5 fix...)
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Larry Bohan wrote:

!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 ....?


That is precisely why "-Dusedevel" exists

and is relatively un(der) documented.  It is so that

people do not install a test release by accident for

production use.  sh Configure -Dusedevel when

running on Unix/POSIX/any platform that has a sh,

and @Configure "-Dusedevel" on VMS are the

ways to get around it and do a test build.  The logic of

it depends on the evenness of the PERL_VERSION.

For what it is worth I do not put any of these

perl@\d\d\d\d\d.tgz kits into production as a system

PERL_ROOT, although I am looking forward to replacing

5.6.1 with 5.8.0 on final release.

Peter Prymmer

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