An autoconf bikeshed

Diane Bruce db at
Sun May 7 02:19:26 UTC 2006

On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 04:39:01PM -0700, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> On May 6, 2006, at 4:36 PM, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >The far bigger problem is that OSs don't adhere to the POSIX standard
> But it is broad enough to cover the vast majority of tools that
> currently use autoconf.

Actually I agree with this. The real point of my somewhat brief comment
was to point out is there are quite a few programmers who wouldn't know
what portability was, if it hit them in their face. In some cases it is
easier to ignore their Makefiles and just start from scratch.

- db at

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