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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Features command for arch

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Features command for arch
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:50:59 -0500

--- Original Message ---
From: David Allouche <address@hidden>
To: GNU Arch Users <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Features command for arch

>Robert Anderson wrote:
>> I don't think it's much more trouble for the front-end to re-run
>> 'configure' (in a literal sense) when it detects a different tla
>> is being used from last time 'configure' was run.
>That would cause needless duplication of effort (because perl
people at
>least are likely not going to use PyArch but some Perl hack, and
>is certainly not going to depend on Perl).


>That would also cause stupid administrative problems: a program
>may update its configuration every time it is run by any user.

That would be a pretty stupid implementation of the configuration
settings to make them system-wide, wouldn't it.  I guess that's
what you're suggesting, anyway.

>And if you resort to running the tests on every run that would
just make
>the thing unusably slow.

Of course it would.  That's why you wouldn't do that.

>And by the way, how do you detect that "a different tla is being
>Compute a md5 hash of the binary?

Sure, why not.


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