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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Notes about APR's Autoconf stuff
Date Mon, 21 Jun 1999 22:37:38 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> Ben Laurie wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> I'm an autoconf neophyte (if that!), but I don't see how else
> you're supposed to be able to deal with OS-specific things like
> compiler flags..  Enlighten me?

You are supposed to test for whether they are needed, work, or have the
desired effect (as appropriate). I'll agree that this isn't always
possible, but for the vast majority of cases it is trivial.




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