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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configure to say how to make Configuration
Date Tue, 02 Dec 1997 21:01:02 GMT
Paul Sutton wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> > No.  The idea is that with a source distribution, there is no reason to
> > include extraneous modules because all they do is add bloat and bugs.  The
> > only reason they are included with a binary distribition is because of the
> > idea that if someone can't get a C compiler, they aren't likely to be
> > overly concerned about bloat and the tradeoff is acceptable.  There is no
> > need to make any such tradeoff when they can compile it themself.  
> Not sure I agree with this. Turning it around, you seem to be saying... 
> "if you can't be arsed to get a C compiler, you obviously don't care about
> performance or reliablity". Surely there are plenty of people who do care
> about the latter but aren't really inclined to fiddle with C compilers. 

Hrmmm... What I want to prevent, more than anything else, is everyone
spinning their wheels building binaries for every Tom, Dick and Harry.
To me, this looks like a good market for someone to enter into.

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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