autoconf (was success on HPs)

Duane Healing duane "at"
Thu, 05 Mar 1998 00:28:16 +0000

> >It is my experience with autoconf that it nearly always figures out
> >everything it needs to know, can do contingencies if you don't have a
> >function it's looking for, and generally will end up knowing more
> >about your system that you do.  (Ever compiled perl?, It's pretty
> >stunning to watch.)
> ...except that perl doesn't use autoconf, it uses its own script.

Yep, I already got called on that. My mistake. The point is the same
however. Some sort of configure script would make compilation across
different platforms much more automatic, less dependent on individual
variances from system to system, and much less trouble for those attempting
to compile the package - myself included :^)

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