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Re: Perfect hash function generator

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 08:06:47AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:06:22 +0200
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
> > 
> > I think the tools used to generate functions in base should be in base
> > as well.
> > 
> I thought that was not our policy -- I seem to recall a discussion
> where I made that point about perl, and was told that it wasn't always
> the case.

The size of perl is a few orders of magnitude larger and Perl can't be
easily cross-compiled either. We ship with the tools to regenerate the
content of /usr/share/i18n. I think this is very similar.


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