Matthieu Moy <> writes:

> The final goal is to make it easy to write Git commands in perl in the
> contrib/ directory. It is currently possible to do so, but without the
> benefits of Git's Makefile: adapt first line with $(PERL_PATH),
> hardcode the path to, ...
> We make the perl-related part of the Makefile available from directories
> other than the toplevel so that:
> * Developers can include it, to avoid code duplication
> * Users can get a consistent behavior of "make install"
> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <>

The goal may be worthy, but the split does not look quite right.

What business do contrib/ scripts have knowing how gitweb and
git-instaweb are built and what they depend on, for example?

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