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Re: [MacPerl] Microsoft funds Perl open-source effort

At 7:27 AM -0400 6/3/99, Chris Nandor wrote:

} Mac OS X will make a lot of money for Apple (probably), and it did require
} some porting.  The core changes are now in 5.005_57 (under "rhapsody", not
} "Mac OS X", which may or may not be a good idea :/ ).  Apple already has
} inversted some money in Perl, by having an employee do this porting work.

And seeing the patch for that on p5p really said something to me about
MacOS X, and not something positive. Apple, like every commercial Unix
vendor, seems to think that everything has to be placed in a non-standard
location unique to its variant.  As I recall, most of that patch was simple
path patching.  What a pain it's going to be to port things, and most of
the pain will be completely unnecessary hacking of Makefile and include
files and shebang lines.  Some day, of course, autoconf will provides MacOS
X support, and this will ease, but will never completely disappear.

Paul J. Schinder

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