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From: Michael Cummings <mcummings@g.o>
Subject: libperl: to keep or merge?
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:52:35 -0400
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OK, I think I floated this idea a while back, but it was while I was
trying that zany slotted perl ebuild stuff, and it never made it any
further. Right now we have an ebuild for libperl to build a the shared
library, and the in the regular perl ebuild we build a huge honking
static perl.

I can see some of the rationale of this historically - on a fried box, a
static perl will still run, whereas a dynamic one will be dead if
/usr/lib is toasted.

But seriously, do we really need to keep these separate? Wouldn't a
(pseudo-ebuild syntax) IUSE="...static" and a if static? (myconf=$myconf
- -Dstatic_option) else ( myconf=$myconf -Ddynamic_option) work? (yeah,
that was really bad pseudo-ebuild code, you get the drift).

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