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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I know this is far beyond your scope of emergency release, but I wonder about your diff. Why use

    $MAKE = $Config{make} eq 'dmake' ? 'dmake' : 'nmake';

    when you can just use

    $MAKE = $Config{make};

    $Config{make} is supposed to hold whatever is necessary to invoke whatever make program is there for the platform, so just trust it...

    • "What you're running with" is what Config.pm says. If you want the Perl tool suite to "run" a different make tool, adjust your Config.pm to match it. Relying on weirdo magic to counteract Config.pm leads to untraceable insanity.

      • > Relying on weirdo magic to counteract Config.pm leads to untraceable insanity.

        Of course, but I'll note that I didn't introduce the untraceable insanity.

        I've REMOVED it for one specific case I know works, and I'm otherwise carefully trying to avoid blatantly refactoring someone else's code I'm just a caretaker for.