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Richard Levitte 402dd5585e Following the license change, modify the boilerplates in last few
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Reviewed-by: Matt Caswell <>
(Merged from
2018-12-06 15:40:33 +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
Richard Levitte 9ba96fbb25 Perl's chop / chomp considered bad, use a regexp instead
Once upon a time, there was chop, which somply chopped off the last
character of $_ or a given variable, and it was used to take off the
EOL character (\n) of strings.

... but then, you had to check for the presence of such character.

So came chomp, the better chop which checks for \n before chopping it
off.  And this worked well, as long as Perl made internally sure that
all EOLs were converted to \n.

These days, though, there seems to be a mixture of perls, so lines
from files in the "wrong" environment might have \r\n as EOL, or just
\r (Mac OS, unless I'm misinformed).

So it's time we went for the more generic variant and use s|\R$||, the
better chomp which recognises all kinds of known EOLs and chops them

A few chops were left alone, as they are use as surgical tools to
remove one last slash or one last comma.

NOTE: \R came with perl 5.10.0.  It means that from now on, our
scripts will fail with any older version.

Reviewed-by: Rich Salz <>
2016-02-11 22:11:48 +01:00
Richard Levitte 2faa930bb0 Let's make life easier and have the VMS version of the configuration be
generated from the Unixly configuration file.
2004-05-13 21:38:26 +00:00