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From Sascha Schumann <>
Subject Re: apr/apr-util python dependence
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 07:22:56 GMT
> requiring automake is not something I personally would be excited about...  I'd
> like to see how bad a conversion to ordinary sh would turn out..  also, I'd
> guess that a conversion to the less cool but more widely
> ported/precompiled/preinstalled P* scripting language would be a rather quick
> and would not suffer greatly from uncoolness and would pick up additional
> people able and/or willing to maintain it ;)

    Remember that the primary focus of a build system is not ease
    of maintenance or being written in your preferred scripting

    No - the primary focus is being portable.  That is why you
    don't see build systems written in Perl, PHP or Python.

    - Sascha

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