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Re: Two problems for autoconf(1.NEC SX 2.Cray)

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Two problems for autoconf(1.NEC SX 2.Cray)
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 08:22:05 -0500

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Autoconf's goal is to port the application; 'configure' is merely a
> means to that goal.  One of Autoconf's assumptions is that you are
> trying to write a 'configure' script that is as portable as possible.
> Autoconf does not (and cannot) check that the shell code that you
> insert into 'configure' is portable; that has to be your responsibility.

But autoconf could supply it's own shell that one could use to execute
the configure script.  Then the configure script itself would always be
portable assuming that the shell itself could build. ;)


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