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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Perpendicular argument
Date Mon, 09 Sep 1996 23:46:33 GMT
Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> Can I suggest to the group that the time debating the legal, moral and other
> issues involved in the autoconf debate (which arise from a license which we
> have explicitly decided not to use, I trust for good reason) would be better
> spent in constructing an alternative which avoids the debate?
> 
> I would also like to mention that it doesn't seem constructive to me to argue
> that approach A would take less effort than approach B if people are prepared
> to put the extra effort into approach B in order to avoid the legal, moral and
> other issues involved in approach A, given that approach B gets you to the
> same place as approach A.
> 

os.guess, which was just sent to the list, avoids the problem entirely.
If desired, we could use that. For the OSs that we know about, it
emulates the output of config.guess|sub enough to be usable. It also
allows for us to do tricks to determine how to fold in Amdahl UTS,
UXP/DS and OS/2, which are unknown to it and the autoconf stuff.

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