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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: autoconf
Date Sat, 28 Jun 1997 20:36:56 GMT
I seems to me that adding what we want to what we have is much
easier than removing what we don't from most autoconf's out there
(the most famous is GNU's 'natch).

Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> I do like the idea of picking what features a system has based on if a
> system has them, not based on the name of the system. 
> 
> I don't like the difficulty that I have in makeing autoconf play nicely in
> some situations.
> 
> I do like the ability to configure things based on the name of the system
> if I so choose.
> 
> To me, this seems to point toward using autoconf, but perhaps in a more
> limited way than it likes with a focus on making things possibly to
> understand... not by zd (since that would indeed be a big job...), but by
> normal people. 
> 
> On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> > Howard Fear wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > > 
> > 
> > It's because they _have_ that experience with how autconf works that
> > most people with obscure platforms _hate_ autoconf.
> > 
> > -- 
> > ====================================================================
> >       Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services
> >      jim@jaguNET.com           |       http://www.jaguNET.com/
> >             "Look at me! I'm wearing a cardboard belt!"
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 


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      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services
     jim@jaguNET.com           |       http://www.jaguNET.com/
            "Look at me! I'm wearing a cardboard belt!"

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