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From: Bengt.Kleberg@uab.ericsson.se (Bengt Kleberg)
To: woods@weird.com
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: RC => POSIX
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 04:18:15 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <199703240918.KAA15116@uabx04c397.uab.ericsson.se> (raw)

> It would be far more productive and result in a far more portable
> product to integrate GNU Autoconf et al and didn't I just see a note
> about es being autoconf'ed pass by here earlier?  Taking the autoconf
> support from es should be trivial, esp. to any rc-internals programmer
> with any experience using autoconf.

Byron has written that it is better to be portable than POSIX. He even
mentioned ANSI C as a stumbeling block for portablility. To be
consequent I therefore suggest that ANSI C is dropped (or POSIX adopted :-)

> The GNU Autoconf philosophy is similar in some ways to what you suggest,
> esp. in that autoconf'ed packages usually provide a compatability
> library for those system functions the software uses but which are not
> always available on all systems.  However the autoconf style isn't
> anywhere nearly so restrictive as porting directly to plain POSIX would
> be.

This is what I don't like. When it comes to programming I prefer restrictions.


Best Wishes, Bengt
Email: Bengt.Kleberg@enea.se (Enea Data AB, Sweden)
Disclaimer: Nothing abovementioned has any connection to Enea Data AB
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             reply	other threads:[~1997-03-24  9:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-03-24  9:18 Bengt Kleberg [this message]
1997-03-24 20:22 ` Greg A. Woods
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
1997-03-29 20:23 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-27  9:58 Malte Uhl
1997-03-26 11:54 Byron Rakitzis
1997-03-26 16:45 ` Greg A. Woods
1997-03-26  8:33 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-26 16:38 ` Greg A. Woods
1997-03-25 22:30 Byron Rakitzis
1997-03-08  0:13 Byron Rakitzis
1997-03-06 17:40 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 17:15 Alan Watson
1997-03-06 17:54 ` Scott Schwartz
     [not found] <199703061512.KAA21040@explorer2.clark.net>
1997-03-06 16:57 ` Malte Uhl
1997-03-06 16:54 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 15:22 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 14:09 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-06 13:46 Tom Culliton
1997-03-06 10:16 Bengt Kleberg
1997-03-07  1:45 ` Greg A. Woods

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