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Re: proposal to fork the build-tools projects

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: proposal to fork the build-tools projects
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:43:20 -0700 (PDT)

Perhaps.  What I specifically remember is conditional code for VMS in
some of the earlier packages.

The choice of shell features permitted in auto* scripts, as someone
else recently pointed out, is a clear example of the original
bootstrap considerations impacting more packages than there is any
good reason for.


   From: "Thomas E. Dickey" <address@hidden>

   On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Tom Lord wrote:

   > A de facto set of bootstrap packages already exist.  autoconf was
   > first built for those packages, and it was used to make them
   > extraordinarilly portable (to all unixen, VMS, and several systems
   > you've all but forgetten about).

   I've never seen the port to VMS for autoconf (but have seen mention of
   attempts to do so).  Unless it's been done very recently, you're probably
   referring to a port that was apparently abandoned years ago.

   T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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