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Re: CHECK_STRUCTS/dmpstruct.h mechanism is broken.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: CHECK_STRUCTS/dmpstruct.h mechanism is broken.
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2019 19:52:52 -0700
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Achim Gratz wrote:
You'll end up re-implementing years and years of autoconf experience and
probably badly.

The "years and years" of experience you're taking about is experience that is under my belt. I have been a reasonably major contributor to Autoconf and to all the Emacs configury code and I know how it works. I would not reimplement it badly.

The idea I have is basically the idea that you proposed in another email: do the obvious parallelizations with the current recipes. However, doing this under the aegis of Autoconf would be a mistake. Autoconf is essentially unmaintained now, and for good reason: it's a dead-end and nobody wants to deal with it. We should be looking at migrating its good stuff (mostly shell+m4 recipes) to a better framework.

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