[ I'm replacing -hackers with -arch for reasons that are clear below. ]
On Thu, 6 Jun 2002, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> Hello dougb & all,
> Here's a patch that removes all trails of Perl usage from mergemaster.
Your work looks good, but I wish you'd asked before embarking on it. My
current plan is actually to import netbsd's stat(1), which will solve this
problem very neatly. I was hoping to do it sooner than now, but some
family business, and a dead hard drive interfered with that plan. I am
reasonably sure that I can get to it tonight.
NetBSD's stat(1) is very feature rich, compiles cleanly on -current, and
handled all the stuff I threw at it in semi-rigorous testing. I can't
imagine anyone objecting to the import, but here's your chance.
Meanwhile, my apologies to those -current users who've been
inconvenienced.... somewhate ironic considering my enthusiastic
campaigning to get rid of perl in the base. Mea culpa.
"We have known freedom's price. We have shown freedom's power.
And in this great conflict, ... we will see freedom's victory."
- George W. Bush, President of the United States
State of the Union, January 28, 2002
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