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Re: Using Hurd features

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: Using Hurd features
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 11:55:03 -0400

On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 16:33 +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hi,
> <address@hidden> writes:
> > And the Hurd is a GNU project.  So worrying about portability for
> > non-GNU systems is simply not a priority.  In other words, it is
> > better to port the Hurd to L4 without worrying about POSIX to much,
> > and when that is done, let people who care about it fix things.
> Don't forget that most (if not all) applications which are part of the
> GNU Project expect a POSIX interface or something close to it.
> GNU Autoconf clearly illustrates this, as Jonathan noted earlier.

Autoconf is an abomination for many reasons beyond that one.

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