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Re: OpenVMS todo list:

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: OpenVMS todo list:
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:21:06 +0200
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John E. Malmberg wrote:
> As far as doing things non-standard on OpenVMS:
> There are currently an estimated less than 5 OpenVMS developers that are 
> using the supplied configure scripts and related makefiles for building.
> The rest are rolling their own makefiles and manually creating config.h 
> files, and manually editing files until they get something building.
> I am trying to get things so that the OpenVMS ports have less manual 
> steps in them.

Absolutely, this is the way to go. I've got the same experience with
native Windows ports. Previously, it required a specially crafted Makefile
for every package. Nowadays, we do it by using configure and wrapper
scripts for the compiler ('compile' and 'ar-lib'). It reduced the maintenance
effort *a lot*.


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