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Re: [PATCH v5 2/3] Makefile: add Perl runtime prefix support


On Mon, 8 Jan 2018, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 08 2018, Dan Jacques jotted:
> From 3/3 (not not send 2 e-mails):
> >+# it. This is intentionally separate from RUNTIME_PREFIX so that notably Windows
> >+# can hard-code Perl library paths while still enabling RUNTIME_PREFIX
> >+# resolution.
> Maybe we covered this in previous submissions, but refresh my memory,
> why is the *_PERL define still needed? Reading this explanation doesn't
> make sense to me, but I'm probably missing something.

If the reason is to accommodate Windows, I think it'd make more sense to
change the way Git for Windows handles this, and use the same relative
paths (if possible, that is, see the GITPERLLIB problems I mentioned
elsewhere and which necessitated

BTW I managed to run your `runtime-prefix` branch through VSTS builds on
Windows, macOS and Linux and they all pass the test suite. (Including the
RUNTIME_PREFIX_PERL=YesPlease setting you added for Travis CI testing.)

What do you think? Should we just fold the RUNTIME_PREFIX_PERL handling
into RUNTIME_PREFIX and be done with that part?