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Re: configure.in support for FreeBSD ia64/sparc64/powerpc

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: configure.in support for FreeBSD ia64/sparc64/powerpc
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 17:01:57 +0100

>>>>> On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Dan Nicolaescu wrote:

>> According to the archives, you did not respond to Ulrich's message
>> arguing that using flushw is not OS-specific, and that similar code is
>> found in other programs:
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-12/msg01055.html

>> From that message: 
>    But this discussion is moot. Could you please commit the patch with
>    the test in the form "defined (__sparc64__) && defined (__FreeBSD__)"
>    at least, so that FreeBSD and Gentoo can get rid of their local patch?

Right, I wrote that. But it is taken a bit out of context. From the
rest of the message it should be clear that I was much in favour of
the solution with the __sparc64__ test only. (Which the Gentoo Sparc
team had tested under FreeBSD, under GNU/Linux, and under one Solaris

Whereas the patch with the additional test for FreeBSD was a second
choice only, but of course preferred against not applying the patch at


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