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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Abigail (26) on 2006.12.01 6:38 (#52000) Journal

    I'd consider using a hard link 'better' than using a symlink - it requires less file system access to get to the binary. It also uses marginally less disk space - and less inodes.

    But I don't think you were looking for this kind of 'better'.

    • A common bug in backup software is that it often doesn't handle multiple links properly - perl and perl\r would both get backed up as seperate files, and restored with different inodes. When you later upgrade perl, the confusing "wrong" (ie, old) behaviour of perl\r can be very hard to debug.