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Re: PATCH: 2 vms specific build files in perl @ 27383

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Craig A. Berry
March 6, 2006 20:58
Re: PATCH: 2 vms specific build files in perl @ 27383
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At 1:14 PM -0500 3/6/06, Peter Prymmer wrote:
>"John E. Malmberg" <> wrote on 03/06/2006 09:57:57 AM:
>> Craig Berry did the calculations and determined that /symbol was not
>> needed, and so the patch was left in.
>Thanks for posting the summary.  I appreciate that maintainability
>was of concern.  In fact it appears that going from 5.005_02 to 5.8.7
>we have lost many characters:
>$ perl "-MConfig" -e "print $],' ',length($Config{'sig_name_init'})"
>5.00502 272
>$ perl_setup 587
>Testing version 5.8.7  of Perl
>%DCL-I-SUPERSEDE, previous value of PERLSHR has been superseded
>$ perl "-MConfig" -e "print $],' ',length($Config{'sig_name_init'})"
>5.008007 126
>That should easily be writable on VMS V 5.5-2 I'd think.

In the penultimate version of, we were getting 416
bytes before symbol substitution, which is what matters.  Sorry not
to have cc'd vmsperl on my prior mention of this; the post is here:

The basic reason for keeping things simple is that there is now
motivation to have the DCL parseable by Porting/  That
way it is much easier for pumpkings and other maintainers to see what
Config symbols might be missing without needing to run
and manually root through the output.
Craig A. Berry

"... getting out of a sonnet is much more
 difficult than getting in."
                 Brad Leithauser

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