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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Does this mean the 32-bit version is already on 10.6?

    Is it that one perl executable can run either 32 bit or 64 bit?

    Kind of like when an executable could be ppc and intel?

    • Yes, the perl under 10.6 is fat. I don't have it installed yet so the config might be slightly different now, but under the last public beta seed, I get:

      ccflags ='-arch x86_64 -arch i386 -arch ppc -g -pipe -fno-common -DPERL_DARWIN -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include'

      (Under an older seed, I saw an additional arch ... ppc64! I don't know if anyone outside of Apple uses a ppc64 architecture.)

  • Would breaking it up into smaller parts help?

    • I doubt it. The part of Mac-Carbon are very interdependent. And the pieces that are most likely to work without changes under 64-bit are the pieces that would rely on other modules (like Mac::Files) that won't. And so on.