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Re: Emacs vista build failures

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs vista build failures
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:46:14 -0400

> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> I do think this idea presents a chicken and egg problem though - the
> shell is needed by configure, but will not be available until it has
> been built by a bootstrap.

The shell could be built before running the configure.

Unfortunately, I think Lennart's idea is not practical: a typical
configure script exercises many advanced shell features, and so
crafting a shell that could run it will need to implement most of the
features we have in Bash.  Such a shell will be neither small nor
portable, because a Posix shell needs quite a few Posix features.

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