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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Notes about APR's Autoconf stuff
Date Fri, 11 Jun 1999 19:16:28 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> 2. Autoconf and the feature/OS philosophy
> 
> I'm still wondering why you explicitly define the OS although you're using
> Autoconf. Sure, sometimes one need an OS dependent kludge in the source (for
> instance for my NPS library I've to recognize Linux and do a kludge because
> Linux is the _only_ platform with a not working sigstack/sigaltstack, etc).
> But usually the glory rule for Autoconf based project IMHO is: Replace all
> direct OS kludges with feature-determined kludges.

Not being an autoconf guru, I will refrain from comment on the rest, but
on this point I agree 110%. If you detect the OS with autoconf, then you
lose.

Cheers,

Ben.

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