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    SubjectRe: Perl in the toolchain
    On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 02:48:37PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 01:41:26PM -0600, Kai Germaschewski wrote:
    > > Generally, we've been trying to not make perl a prequisite for the kernel
    > > build, and I'd like to keep it that way. Except for some arch specific
    > That's pretty much out the window when klibc gets merged, so perl will
    > indeed be a build requirement for all platforms...

    None of the perl scripts looks complicated.
    Obivious question is if the same functionality could be achived by a simple
    c program.
    In the tool chain we use small C utilities in favour of for example
    perl scripts in several places.

    I would like to see perl kept out of the short-list of required programs
    for the main stream kernels.
    If the prize to do this is to write one or two small c tools to klibc
    then I'm willing to pay that.

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