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    SubjectRe: Perl in the toolchain
    Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > 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've seen a lot of machines, and I've yet to see one that has the gcc toolchain
    but not perl. Why do you want to keep perl out?

    Ben


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