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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: autoconf
Date Sat, 28 Jun 1997 17:55:08 GMT
Randy Terbush 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.
> 
> Good argument. I too don't really care one way or another.

No, crap argument. The experience of those who have had to deal with autoconf
on obscure platforms makes them not want to have to do it again. Listen to
them.

Cheers,

Ben.

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