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Re: Unbreak plperl building

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alex Kapranoff <alex(at)kapran(dot)bitmcnit(dot)bryansk(dot)su>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Unbreak plperl building
Date: 2000-09-12 04:29:07
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Tom, seems like this patch helps plperl, so I applied it.

> On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 10:00:36AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Alex Kapranoff <alex(at)kapran(dot)bitmcnit(dot)bryansk(dot)su> writes:
> > > This patch, when applied in src/pl will unbreak plperl in
> > > 7.0.2 release. Sorry, if that's fixed ages ago - I don't track
> > > development versions of PostgreSQL.
> > 
> > The issue isn't so much that it's "broken" as that we've seen severe
> > portability problems with it --- it doesn't work on all platforms or
> > all releases of Perl.  What do your proposed changes do for or against
> > that issue?
>   I really don't have many platforms for testing available here.  I'll
> try FreeBSD 4.1-STABLE and probably 3.5-STABLE.  Those come with older
> (and currently much more used) perl 5.005.  No Linuxen of whatever
> else, sorry.
>   These changes work around some nasty compile-time errors.  The author
> either had a very weird distribution of perl (home-made?) or
> maybe just didn't have time to finish work (which is strange as one
> can see from "complexity" of my patch).
>   Anyway, there aren't so many releases of perl available, really.
> 5.005 and 5.6.0 are surely the only ones to care about.
>   I just loved the idea of writing functions in Perl, and it works for
> me now. Someone is likely to want it too, so I posted. Thanks for the
> wonderful PostreeSQL, folks!
> -- 
> Alex Kapranoff,                              Voice: +7(0832)791845.
> 125 days till brand new millenium...

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