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Re: Adding an option to configure?

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: Adding an option to configure?
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 15:58:57 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 01:22:20PM +0000, Keith MARSHALL wrote:
> given the documented guidelines, I would tend to agree that AC_ARG_ENABLE
> is probably the more appropriate, in this case;  however, the OP may think
> that `--without-gcclib' makes better semantic sense than `--enable-gcclib'
> for his particular implementation.

even though `--without-gcclib' might sound better to a newcomer, the
convention is that:

`--without-gcclib'  means that gcclib is not installed on the host system
`--disable-gcclib'  implies that this package contains a subsystem called
        gcclib, and it means that this subsystem should not be built

This convention is not obvious until someone tells you about it; yet it is
good to follow it because of people who know about it and expect it.

That's why I jumped in: to encourage following the documented semantics,
instead of mere guess.

Have a nice day,
        Stepan Kasal

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