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Author SHA1 Message Date
Richard Levitte 1aa89a7a3a Unify all assembler file generators
They now generally conform to the following argument sequence: "$(PERLASM_SCHEME)" [ C preprocessor arguments ... ] \
              $(PROCESSOR) <output file>

However, in the spirit of being able to use these scripts manually,
they also allow for no argument, or for only the flavour, or for only
the output file.  This is done by only using the last argument as
output file if it's a file (it has an extension), and only using the
first argument as flavour if it isn't a file (it doesn't have an

While we're at it, we make all $xlate calls the same, i.e. the $output
argument is always quoted, and we always die on error when trying to
start $xlate.

There's a perl lesson in this, regarding operator priority...

This will always succeed, even when it fails:

    open FOO, "something" || die "ERR: $!";

The reason is that '||' has higher priority than list operators (a
function is essentially a list operator and gobbles up everything
following it that isn't lower priority), and since a non-empty string
is always true, so that ends up being exactly the same as:

    open FOO, "something";

This, however, will fail if "something" can't be opened:

    open FOO, "something" or die "ERR: $!";

The reason is that 'or' has lower priority that list operators,
i.e. it's performed after the 'open' call.

Reviewed-by: Matt Caswell <>
(Merged from
2019-09-16 16:29:57 +02:00
Richard Levitte c7fcbc0981 Following the license change, modify the boilerplates in ms/
Reviewed-by: Matt Caswell <>
(Merged from
2018-12-06 14:22:20 +01:00
Rich Salz e0a651945c Copyright consolidation: perl files
Add copyright to most .pl files
This does NOT cover any .pl file that has other copyright in it.
Most of those are Andy's but some are public domain.
Fix typo's in some existing files.

Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <>
2016-04-20 09:45:40 -04:00
Andy Polyakov acf1525966 Windows build system: get uplink right.
Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <>
2016-03-21 11:27:57 +01:00
Andy Polyakov 4c048211f1 Split ms/ to corresponding platform versions. 2008-07-22 08:47:35 +00:00