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Re: Removing Git dependency on Perl [Was: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: Git v2.13.2-2]




On 7/21/2017 8:01 AM, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:11:41, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
>> Hmm.  I'm struggling to work out what's appropriate here.  I'd be
>> entirely happy splitting off the `git archimport` command to a separate
>> package if there were something to gain there, but I'm very wary of
>> splitting `git add -p` and friends off: I think that's liable to cause
>> considerable confusion for people who use those commands and who would
>> probably not expect to need a separate package for them.
>>
>> I'm experimenting with what this would look like now, but if you can
>> find and point me at some other platform's Git distribution that also
>> separates out `git-add--interactive`, so I can see how they've handled
>> this situation, that would potentially be very useful.
> 
> Good points. We might need to just leave it alone for the time being:
> 
> 1. One person has already spoken up in this thread against it:
> 
>   http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2017-07/msg00287.html
> 
> 2. Debian Git still requires it:
> 
>   http://packages.debian.org/experimental/git
> 
> 3. git-add--interactive.perl is still being worked on, 14 commits this
> year:
> 
>   http://github.com/git/git/commits/master/git-add--interactive.perl
> 
> So until they rewrite it in C, we might need to just keep things the way
> they
> are. I dont use it with my workflow, so its a shame to pull in Perl for
> a single
> file that I do not use, but I get the arguments against.

Perl is a requirement for development work using autoconf and friends
anyway so is it that much of a struggle to require it for git?

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