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Re: proposed patch for bootstrap

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: proposed patch for bootstrap
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:06:33 +0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hi Eric,

On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 02:40:32PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> Hmm, this also points back to Gary Vaughan's ideas to modularize
> bootstrap into something that can have per-project function overrides
> (most projects would be okay with the default function that sorts with !
> sinking, but the rare project that needs to ditch sorting could override
> that function with an alternate one that just appends).
Apart from porting various key FSF projects to use it and hence make
sure it has all the functionality required... I finished it long ago,
handed out copies to several people, and posted it to a few lists for

I took the underwhelming response as lack of interest, and went back
to other projects. I'm attaching the latest copy again here (along with
the conf file for the then HEAD of coreutils to show how it works), just
in case there is a tide change in interest...

AFAICT, very little (if anything) remains to be done short of actually
commiting it to the repository. I did stall on the horrid slurp function
shared among a few projects with slight divergences, but that is an
issue for bootstrap.conf files (if they haven't been sanitized already).

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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