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Michael Cummings wrote:
> 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).
Would make SLOTted Perl easier ;-)
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