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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Loading platforms defaults for configure
Date Sun, 09 Jan 2000 09:28:45 GMT
On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Ideally, when configure runs, it should load some "defaults" which is
> really should know about (for example, it should have the knowledge about
> whether to include HSREGEX or not depending on the platform, same
> as 1.3 does). These should be over-ridable, of course, but ./configure
> should do some of these.
> What is the general preference: do this internal to configure or
> as an outside function that configure calls? The latter assumes some
> sort of "hints" file that configure uses to pre-load the cache as
> it were.

Internal: that's what I've always seen and it works well. It also presumes
much less from the environment (which is what configure is there to find
out!). Keeping it internal also seems easier than passing data back and


Greg Stein,

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