Re: Faster depend written in Perl

G Sumner Hayes (
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 02:06:41 -0400 (EDT) (Daniel Quinlan) writes:
> Defaulting to the perl version is probably better since most people
> don't have mawk.

The traditional answer to this has been that not all Linux boxes have
perl, but all have awk. So we can't require perl to build the kernel.

I don't know how valid this argument is these days, though.