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From Howard Fear <>
Subject Re: autoconf
Date Sat, 28 Jun 1997 16:29:44 GMT

Marc Slemko wrote:
> On very obscure platforms it can be hell to figure out what it is trying
> to do when it messes up.  The complexity is far greater.

Jim Jagielski writes:
> Not even so much on "obscure platforms" but also on very personalized
> ones as well... It can't find everything but it expects to and wants
> to and to work around what it thinks best is difficult.

Neither for nor against.  But note that people running obscure platforms
probably already have a great deal of experience making autoconf work
on their systems because so many tools already use it.  And, non-Unix
types running Apache probably aren't buying obscure platforms.

Howard Fear      I'm just a country perl hacker Jim.

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