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Re: Multi-platform build system

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Multi-platform build system
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:31:57 +0200

> Yeah I remember that well ... man those "funny" comments got on my
> nerves after a while!!!

Yes, after the first three or four times they weren't funny anymore ;-)

> [The perl configuration system was also a little different, in that it
> was not only really chatty, but also quite interactive, meaning you
> had to sit there and answer questions

You're right, though I didn't remember that until you mentioned it
(it's been a long time).

> Autoconf was no doubt inspired in part by perl's configure, but the
> hands-free operation and real testing were a major advance over it,
> from a user's point of view...]

Not to mention the generality. Perl's system was one-of-a-kind.


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