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Re: --with/--enable (was Re: [Gnash-dev] swfdec testsuite)

From: strk
Subject: Re: --with/--enable (was Re: [Gnash-dev] swfdec testsuite)
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 18:19:47 +0100

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 04:09:04PM +0000, Martin Guy wrote:
> >I've added a --with-swfdec-testsuite switch to configure.
> Hi
>  Briefly: We keep using --with when I think we should be using --enable.
> As I understand it, "--enable-feature" options are used where
> "feature" indicates an optional part of the program to be compiled in
> or excluded, with the possibility of choosing between different
> alternate implementations.
> --with-package instead tells configure which version of an installed
> package to use, in case there are multiple versions in different
> directories, or to give hints about there things are installed:
> Example: ./configure --with-tcl=/usr/local --with-tk=/usr/local
> The opposite, --without-foo, means not to use any installed version of
> that library/package, even if it is found, or not to use a specific
> version (--without-gnu-as)

In this case I used --with becase we *want* an argument, being a directory
(which testsuite?). Beside, it's badly implemented as it won't warn you about
the directory being invalid, missing or --without being called.
I'm used to --enable-feature often working w/out an arg.
Anywa, feel free to change this however you want. If you also fix
the *required* arg thing better yet :)


> There is something on the intended difference in the Gnu Autobook
> For this switch, for the mp3-renderer and in the future, I think we
> should be using --enable/--disable in every case.
>    M
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