Jeff King <> writes:

> Several of the built shell commands invoke a bare "perl" to
> perform some one-liners. This will use the first perl in the
> PATH rather than the one specified by the user's SHELL_PATH.
> We are not asking these perl invocations to do anything
> exotic, so typically any old system perl will do; however,
> in some cases the system perl may have unexpected behavior
> (e.g., by handling line endings differently). We should err
> on the side of using the perl the user pointed us to.

Thanks; this makes sense.
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