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Re: Re: Perl / Win32 / VC++ / USE_LARGE_FILESby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Aug 26, 2003 at 20:49 UTC||Need Help??|
Addendum: I just re-read your post, and realised that I had left one of your questions unanswered.
Besides, what namely you are trying to achieve by trying Borland build?
What I am trying to achieve is parity! Parity with all the *nix users who build their own copies of perl using free compilers. I want to have all the same benefits and privileges that they enjoy.
Most of all, I think that just because I choose (and others are forced) to use Win32 as my OS, I don't see why my only choices for using perl are:
For my purposes, the compiler that Borland kindly make available to the community for free is just fine. It does everything I need it to quite competently with the exception of large file support, which I have patched my way around for perl and will probably get around to fixing at the libraries level at some point.
I did try using MinGW for a while, but the build process for that seems even more broken than for Borland.
I will be trying to get my patches accepted back into the perl build tree so that others might also benefit (if only I can find a version of diff that can handle diff'ing two 5000+ line files without forcing my system into swapping by consuming 200+ MB of memory before I got fed up and killed it :().
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