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Re: [bug #61315] Several groff source files don't include <config.h> fir

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [bug #61315] Several groff source files don't include <config.h> first
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 16:27:23 +0000 (UTC)

> I still think it would be better to just get rid of gnulib.

That's a bad idea IMHO.

> It was probably useful in the 1990ies, but nowadays operating
> systems worth supporting are usually sufficiently POSIX-compliant
> that providing a small number of fallback functions by hand is easy
> without pulling in such a monstrosity.

Have you actually looked at the gnulib repository recently?  Its
activity is constantly high over the last few years, which clearly
indicates that there is a constant need of fixing/enhancing various
functions, including many BSD platforms.  And most of those functions
are POSIX ones.

> But i realize i'm probably in the minority round here with that
> opinion; some have also argued that groff is a GNU project and GNU
> projects are supposed to use GNU tools no matter what, even if
> ditching them would make life easier.



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