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From Sascha Schumann <sas...@schumann.cx>
Subject Re: How to build 2.0 with autoconf
Date Wed, 26 Jan 2000 18:47:53 GMT
On Wed, Jan 26, 2000 at 11:08:35AM -0700, pg@sweng.stortek.com wrote:
[..]
> But why bother:
> 
> o mkshadow works on all platforms
> 
> o VPATH is unavailable on some platforms.
> 
> Supporting both when simply the former suffices seems
> like unnecessary extra code.  Is it simply for reasons of
> performance?

    The performance argument is a very strong one. Another point
    is that we need to maintain mkshadow while VPATH simply
    works. Also some people argue that mkshadow's way of doing
    things is not always the best one (just see the "Trouble with
    --shadow=<dir>" thread).

-- 

          Regards,

                            Sascha Schumann
                                 Consultant

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