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SubjectRe: Faster depend written in Perl
On Sat, 27 Jul 1996, G Sumner Hayes wrote:

> quinlan@charcoal.eg.bucknell.edu (Daniel Quinlan) writes:
> >
> > Defaulting to the perl version is probably better since most people
> > don't have mawk.
>
> The traditional answer to this has been that not all Linux boxes have
> perl, but all have awk. So we can't require perl to build the kernel.
>
> I don't know how valid this argument is these days, though.

I would say it's still a valid argument, atleast for me ;-). In my case I
use Linux on a laptop where space is very tight, so I don't install Perl.

-Todd

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