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Re: [PATCH] conform/conformtest.pl: Escape literal braces in regular expressions
On Wed, 18 Jul 2018, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> I am strongly in favour of migrating perl or awk scripts to python and shell.
For the perl scripts, they are already optional in the build (albeit
needed to build the manual), so that's a matter of replacing one tool used
optionally with another.
For the awk scripts, while I'd certainly prefer to maintain such scripts
in python, many such scripts are also required for the build, and if
you're adding a new required build dependency, that needs considering much
more carefully. (I wouldn't consider there to be such an issue with awk
scripts used only in individual testcases, even though moving those to
Python would replace always-supported tests with ones that have a new
It's entirely possible the new dependency is actually theoretical, in that
if a broad enough range of python versions is allowed, no-one is actually
building glibc on a system without python.
Joseph S. Myers