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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Apache 1.1b4... where is it?
Date Mon, 17 Jun 1996 19:39:27 GMT
Tom Tromey wrote:
> >> 2) Autoconfiscation
> Ben> I'm still not in favour of this. As I've said before, it is nice
> Ben> for those platforms on which it is tested, but awful when it hits
> Ben> one on which it has not been tested and turns out not to work. In
> Ben> other words, it hinders portability.
> Ben> I'd rather go for autodetection of the platform combined with
> Ben> something similar to Configure (only better, for instance, I'd
> Ben> like to see module-dependant libraries handled nicely).
> I'll refrain from joining the autoconf debate again.  I think my views
> are well known.  (If you don't know them, write me and I'll talk your
> ear off :)
> At the very least could we agree to use the #defines that Autoconf
> likes?  That would make my life easier (since no matter what is
> decided here I *must* use Autoconf to integrate Apache into my build
> tree), and it wouldn't significantly change Apache -- but it would
> have the desirable side effect of enforcing a consistent naming
> scheme.

I am absolutely in favour of a consistent naming scheme.



> Tom
> -- 
>                 Member, League for Programming Freedom

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