Re: [PATCH 0/3] build linux-next without perl

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Feb 28 2013 - 01:47:11 EST

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Andrew Morton
<akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It'll need to be reasonably good motivation, too. Because not only do
> we need to patch the kernel, we also need to *maintain* its
> perl-freeness and fix up perlisms as they later get added by others.

That's actually a backwards argument: as long as there are scripts in the kernel
source tree using perl, people will add more of them, since they see perl is an
accepted scripting language within the Linux kernel build system.

It's the same as refactoring existing code: if we don't, people will
copy the bad
examples. So we fix them, to avoid this.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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