On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 02:39:45AM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> Per discussion with various folks, including Mark, I've moved the
> NO_PERL knob over to NO_PERL_WRAPPER, and documented same. Given that
> this is a fundamentally different thing than the old perl knobs, my
> opinion is that we don't need to provide compatibility, but I won't
> argue that point too strongly.

The compatibility is a moot point either way, since there was no NO_PERL
knob - it used to be called NOPERL.

> I'm currently working on a patch to ports/lang/perl5/files/use.perl to
> deal with this, and a few of the other outstanding issues. 

That's fine, but I am still trying to understand why do we need a
wrapper at all.  As was indicated (on IRC, not sure it was mentioned in
the mail threads), the ability to launch /usr/bin/perl with no perl in
the system is different from the inability to launch anything at all.

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