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Re: [PATCH 2/4] Refactor window-system configuration

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] Refactor window-system configuration
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 01:07:00 -0800
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On 12/30/11 12:54 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:05:44 -0500
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> There's a lot more emacs contributors that are fluent in C than
>> contributors fluent with autoconf.  Why not cater to the majority?
> I agree.
> Daniel, please keep in mind that at least Windows users normally know
> very little about autoconf, and will have difficulty finding their way
> around the configure script and its products, and understanding how
> and where the value of that constant is computed.

Who exactly do you imagine being confused by a including macro and under
what circumstances do you expect this confusion to arise?  A quick
glance at config.h will reveal what header is being included; any
compiler errors will be attributed directly to the correct place.  The
only people who need to care about the configure machinery are those who
add window systems, and I hope these people would be familiar with autoconf.

I'd really prefer not to have another big list of window systems in the

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