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Re: [BLOG] Childhurds and GNU/Hurd substitutes

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: [BLOG] Childhurds and GNU/Hurd substitutes
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 23:17:54 +0200

On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 at 22:57, Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> wrote:

> >> It's tricky; --target is != --system: --target is a cross-build.  IOW,
> >> --system => (%current-system), --target => (%current-target-system).


> Yeah, this can be confusing.  The target is a triplet
> (,
> e.g.  i586-pc-gnu, x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu; system is specified by the
> platform, or interpreter name; see e.g. gnu/packages/bootstrap.scm:
> glibc-dynamic-linker for a list of platforms.

Ah ok!  Sorry, you already told me: --target != --system.  Just previously.

Well, the Zen of Python (python -c 'import this') seems appropriate
here: "Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're
Dutch".  :-) Even if it is only inherited from autoconf. :-)


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