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Re: Run-time dynamic linking in grep

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Run-time dynamic linking in grep
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:52:38 +0100

Reuben Thomas wrote:

> On 21 January 2011 14:48, Gilles Espinasse <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Selon Reuben Thomas <address@hidden>:
>> ...
>>> To try to avoid duplicated work, I'll start with one. Attached, a
>>> rebased patch for adding transparent decompression using zlib (this is
>>> patch #7017). To avoid mixing issues, I have for now removed the
>>> run-time dynamic linking of zlib.
>>> +dnl Check for arguments
>>> +AC_ARG_ENABLE(decompress,
>>> + [  --disable-decompress            disable decompress],
>> Would it not be more standard to use --{disable,enable}-zlib for the option?
> The idea is to extend this to other compression libraries, so the name
> should be general.

The configure-time option should be capable of suppressing
the use of zlib, independent of what other compression libraries are
being used.

However, if the grep-command-line option, --decompress, is intended
to be generic, then the variables in main can remain the same.

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