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SubjectRe: Faster depend written in Perl
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If space is very tight, would you *really* be compiling a kernel?  My
/usr/src/linux directory is 33+ megs (2.0.7). i tend to think that making
the default the fastest way, and having a backup system for people who can't
use the faster version (i.e. those who are perlless =).

Just my $0.02.
-J

Todd Huss writes:
: 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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