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Re: grep-changelog in the emacs distro

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: grep-changelog in the emacs distro
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:58:44 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Randal L. Schwartz) writes:

> 'grep-changelog' is apparently the *only* thing in the current emacs HEAD
> that requires Perl.
> Would it be possible to put its build and install behind a configure
> switch so that a variant of Emacs might be built and packaged that does
> *not* require Perl?

AFAICT, grep-changelog is installed simply by copying into the install
directory; Perl isn't required or that.  And it's not used by any other
part of Emacs either.

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