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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apr/build apr_hints.m4
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2001 05:33:09 GMT
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 07:55:52PM -0400, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> 
> > No. apr_hints is a last resort. Actual tests like the AC_TRY_COMPILE() that
> > Justin did are the right way to do it. We should always try to avoid
> > hard-coding conditions to the host/library/whatever and *test* for them
> > instead.
> > 
> > autoconf was written to use the testing approach, rather than the "know
> > everything about all platforms" approach that Apache 1.3 used. apr_hints is
> > left over from the 1.3 days; ideally, we would find tests that would remove
> > every single one of those hints.
> 
> Which of the text below do you disagree with?

I disagreed with the use of apr_hints, rather than tests. Your point about
*timing* of those tests is entirely valid.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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