Re: [KBUILD] Re: Announcing CML2, a replacement for the kbuild system

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 01:49:40 EST

James Sutherland <>:
> > Even if this weren't true, we'd be trading dependencies and not adding
> > one. The Perl stuff in the scripts directory will go away shortly
> > (that is, assuming that Linus approves the CML1->CML2 change). This
> > would be a net gain in kernel autonomy, as Perl *can't* be compiled away.
> perlcc?

Is, I'm told, a kluge much like the freeze tool. You can compile away
control structure but you end up carrying around most of Perl as
runtime support.

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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