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Re: TODO additions


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: TODO additions
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:58:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.3.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

|>     |> I think it will be hard to make Autoconf set those symbols.  For
|>     |> instance, consider the variable ORDINARY_LINK.  How would Autoconf
|>     |> determine that?  It is possible that all modern systems use
|>     |> ORDINARY_LINK and we can eliminate the conditional, but otherwise
|>     |> I see no substitute for handling it the way we do now.
|> 
|>     Instead of letting autoconf determine the right [sm]/*.h file, it just
|>     defines the respective symbols instead.
|> 
|> Autoconf does not determine which *.h files to use.
|> configure decides that based on the configuration name.

Exactly, that's what I meant.

|> I therefore challenge anyone to show a way that Autoconf can determine
|> the proper value for ORDINARY_LINK.  I don't think this is easy.

Based on the configuration name?

Andreas.

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