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SubjectRe: Perl in the toolchain

On 2003.01.31 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...

So in short, kernel people:
- do not want perl in the kernel build
- allow qt to pollute the kernel to have a decent gui config tool
- have to rewrite half perl features in C
- but perl will be needed anyways

instead of
- do all parsing in perl, that is what perl is for and what is mainly done
in kconfig scripts
- do the config backend in perl, and...
- do the gui in perl-XXX, so you can have perl-GTK, perl-GTK2, perl-QT or
perl-Tk, even perl-Xaw (so you get rid of tcl/tk)

I really do not understand...

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