Perl portability

The Hermit Hacker scrappy at
Thu Sep 9 05:22:36 UTC 1999

On 8 Sep 1999, Russ Allbery wrote:

> There's a better way to implement Perl portability than what we're doing
> right now (rolling our own #define's).  The problem is that ppport.h
> (which I've checked into the development source) figures out what it has
> to do by including the Perl header patchlevel.h to determine Perl's
> version number.
> This conflicts with INN's patchlevel.h.  :(
> One fix is to re-order the -I options when compiling perl.c and hope that
> that will cause compilers to grab Perl's first.  Another fix (and a
> slightly cleaner one) would be to rename include/patchlevel.h to something
> like include/innversion.h.
> Preferences?

innversion.h or just version.h sounds reasonable...

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