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Re: Re: shell to perl

by ichimunki (Priest)
on Aug 14, 2002 at 15:56 UTC ( #190132=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: shell to perl
in thread Convert makefile to Perl

While I wouldn't want to rewrite a makefile in perl

How about rewriting make in Perl? :)

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•Re: Re: Re: shell to perl
by merlyn (Sage) on Aug 14, 2002 at 18:04 UTC
    I beg to differ. cons is not Make. It's a make-like thing with a different basic philosophy. If you want Make in Perl, you would simply use pmake, which is a pure-Perl version that can understand normal Makefiles, including everything that ExtUtils::MakeMaker puts out.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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[hippo]: Make it an option?
[Corion]: hippo: Yes, but I'm not sure that it's even worth the effort of implementing it at all...
[Corion]: You'll only ever need that option if you have a long-running query whose results are not cached by your DB already, and in those cases I presume that the programmer will want to maintain the temporary tables themselves - I wouldn't know when to drop ...
[Corion]: ... the temporary tables, and also don't have a good idea on how to create unique table names for them
[hippo]: OIC. In that case leave it out but invite feature requests and see if any of the users suggest it. :-)
[Corion]: Talking about this makes me realize that it's likely only a half useful idea. But it still would be convenient to have as an option...
[Corion]: hippo: Hmmm - yeah, I could document it and wait for code implementing that option to show up ;-D

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