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Re: perl 5.8.6

Many thanks,

just FYI, I'm back at Thursday or Friday and will prepare the 5.8.6
release then for the following weekend.


Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 11:30:53AM -0800, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

Gerrit, I've hoped to have some time to work on Win32:: stuff on the
perl side, but haven't gotten around to it.  For 5.8.6, could you give
a try to including the Win32CORE module from the perl-libwin32 package
as a static extension and the Win32 module as a dynamic extension (and
bootstrap Win32CORE in cygwin.c)?  If it works, that would make cygwin
have equivalent to what's in win32 perl.

Here's the Win32CORE part.  I'd really like to see the builtin Win32::
functions be available in the cygwin perl, and this seems the easiest
way to do it for just a cygwin release, but in the longer term I'm
really hoping to get the equivalent (only newer now) code in from the
regular win32 perl build shared between win32 and cygwin by the time
5.8.7 is ready.  AIUI cutoff for that will be February 1st.

This patch should apply to the perl-5.8.6 source, and the tarball has
the new files for the Win32CORE extension.  Those are taken verbatim
from the perl-libwin32 package, except that I added a "no warnings
"redefine"' to the so those who use it don't get warnings.
I didn't make it just a no-op in case there are people sharing modules
between different versions of perl.


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