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Re: config/test-suite tasks, anyone? Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Fatal bug

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: config/test-suite tasks, anyone? Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Fatal bug in tla?
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 01:43:30 +0000
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On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 03:04:07PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: Samuel Tardieu <address@hidden>
> [Gives rise to some todo lines that maybe someone wants to contribute:]
>     > Tom, could tla's configure use gpatch/gdiff if they are present instead
>     > of patch/diff? Or could it at least take an option for setting the
>     > programs to use?
> Better would be to have a config-time test that can reliably tell if
> we're running a recent GNU diff (and similar for all the other utils).

On general principle, don't test for versions, test for
features. Don't look for "GNU Diff", look for a diff that accepts the
options you use and that does the right thing in this case and any
others that matter - it should be really easy to do that, and it means
that if other diffs get educated then they'll Just Work[tm].

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