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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: apr/apr-util python dependence
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 10:13:51 GMT
On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 08:22:56AM +0100, Sascha Schumann wrote:
> > requiring automake is not something I personally would be excited about...  I'd
> > like to see how bad a conversion to ordinary sh would turn out..  also, I'd
> > guess that a conversion to the less cool but more widely
> > ported/precompiled/preinstalled P* scripting language would be a rather quick
> > and would not suffer greatly from uncoolness and would pick up additional
> > people able and/or willing to maintain it ;)
> >
> 
>     Remember that the primary focus of a build system is not ease
>     of maintenance or being written in your preferred scripting
>     language.
> 
>     No - the primary focus is being portable.  That is why you
>     don't see build systems written in Perl, PHP or Python.

The subject is whether Python can be required for running buildconf, not
for running configure && make.  I don't see a problem requiring Python
for buildconf.

joe

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